Category: Manila,-Subic Bay Islands and Forts

After the United States took over the Philippines from Spain after the Spanish-American War they fortified Manila Bay and Subic Bay. Five islands became forts, Caballo Isl.-Ft. Hughes; El Fraile Isl.- Ft. Drum; Carabao Isl.-Ft. Frank; Grande Isl. In Subic Bay, Ft.-Wint; Corregidor Isl.-Ft. Mills is handled as a separate category. I have visited all of them and herewith will try to share some of my pictures of these very interesting and historical places.

Fort Frank construction

This page shows construction of Fort Frank on Carabao Island in Manila Bay. Fort Frank was part of the Manila and Subic Bay Harbor Defense Command. These images were given to me by Karl Schmidt from the Coastal Defense Study Group ( who got the images from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Thank you […]

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