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Warwick in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spanish Bronze Gun

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
1. Spanish Bronze Gun Marker
Inscription.  This 24-pounder gun once guarded Fortress Cabana in Havana, Cuba, the biggest 18th century fortress complex in the Americas. Dated 1746, it bears the Spanish crown and coat of arms of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain.
 
Erected by The Bronze Door Society of the Mariners' Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1746.
 
Location. 37° 3.318′ N, 76° 29.297′ W. Marker is in Warwick in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Museum Drive 0.2 miles south of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Museum Dr, Newport News VA 23606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Spanish Bronze Gun (here, next to this marker); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Admiralty Pattern Anchor (about 600 feet away); Leifr Eiriksson
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Waters Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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