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Chulachomklao Fort , The Disappearing gun, HTMS Mae Klong, Pictures, Samut Prakan, Thailand.

Samut Prakan page 28 Chulachomklao Fort Pictures Samut Prakan Province, Page 29a, Chulachomklao Fort , The Disappearing gun, HTMS Mae Klong, Pictures, Samut Prakan, Thailand.
Samut Prakan page 29 chulachomklao Fort, Disappearing Gun
Samut Prakan page 29 chulachomklao Fort, Disappearing Gun
Samut Prakan page 29 chulachomklao Fort, Disappearing Gun
Samut Prakan page 29 chulachomklao Fort, Disappearing Gun
Samut Prakan page 29 chulachomklao Fort, Disappearing Gun

The Disappearing Gun

Even though the Jean Baptiste Say   a merchant ship acting as their pilot ship was stranded at Lamphurai and both sides suffered casualties, this defence of the Royal Thai Navy was unsuccessful because of darkness and the inferior military might. In the wake of that incident, Thailand lost the territory on the right bank of the Mekong River, namely Srisophon, Siemrap and Battambong to France. After the Rattanakosin Era Year 112 Incident, ( King Rama V came to officially open the fort on April 10th, 1893 - Bangkok year 112 ) the cannons were never officially fired again up to their decommissioning in 1933. They were neglected and quickly fell into disrepair. In 1991, the guns were cleaned and restored when the Chulachomklao Fort was renovated to prepare for the construction of a statue of King Chulalongkorn. Then, on 12 August 2003, they were fired to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the statue establishment.


Above the road back looking out towards the

Saphan Wongwan Usahagum Suspension Bridge  from Samut Prakan to Phra  Pradaeng

Mega Bridge as its sometimes called