The United States also took over the Spanish Naval Arsenal in Subic Bay with the village of Olongapo. They deemed the bay important and decided to build a coastal defense fort onto Grande Island and named it Fort Wint. Rumor has it that the CIA used it after the war. But in the 1960s the US Naval Base started to use it as a recreation island. Under Philippine control again after 1992 a resort business opened on the island.
Zc281. Fort Casey 10 inch Disappearing Gun, this image came from Wikimedia Commons. ex Fort Wint on Grande Island Visit with Charlie 2018-07-20 First segment of 9 images. My friend Charlie Moser helped dismantle the two (2) 10 inch guns of Battery Warwick on Grande Island, the ex Fort Wint, 50 years ago. On the […]Read More
Zc285. Fort Wint-Grande Island 1919, this great drawing came from an U.S. Navy oiler ship web page. Zc278. Charlie Moser visited me at Subic Bay on the 15th of July 2018. Here we are on Mt. Cayuyag, north end of the bay of Subic Bay, and we see Grande Island about thumbs width left of […]Read More