Built by Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd in the United Kingdom. Prewar, sold to the Japanese Navy.
Transported to Ponape Island. One of four guns emplaced on Temwen Island in a coastal defense fortress guarding the entrance to Madolenihmw
Harbor. This gun has a shield. The breech block is removed.
Remains in situ. Above are the remains of a roof structure that was probably covered with camouflage. All four guns show evidence of having been partially buried after the
war. This has caused severe corrosion in places. In the late 1990s, the local land owner was
excavating and clearing gun emplacements, work seems to have stopped
Thanks to Stan Gajda for additional information
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June 29, 2019