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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Grande Island, The Philippines

An isolated Island



















Grande Island, the Philippines is known as Fort Wint . was part of the harbor defenses of Manila and Subic Bays built by the Philippine Department of the United States Army between 1907 and 1920 in response to recommendations of the Taft Board[1] prior to the non-fortification clause of the Washington Naval Treaty.[2] Fort Wint was located on Grande Island at the entrance of Subic Bay, approximately 35 miles (56 km) north of Manila Bay. The fort was named for Brigadier General Theodore J. Wint. As specified in the National Defense Act of 1935, this was one of the locations where coastal artillery training was conducted. A battery of the 60th Coast Artillery (AA) was stationed here.



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