Dec. 31, 2017: Disappearing Gun, Fort Casey, Washington

 

Fort Casey served as a part of the protection for Puget Sound against invading naval ships. One of its features were "disappearing" 8-inch guns. These artillery guns would sit below the fortifications while being loaded, and then would spring up to fire. The one above is in its firing position.

The video below shows a similar gun in action:

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