There are still 15 Rodman Guns mounted (and obviously spiked) in the Outer Battery today. And to think they were kept in active service, though never fired in anger, until 1912. 1912! Can you imagine one of the Kaiser's Dreadnoughts steaming into the harbor and its sailors disbelievingly bellowing, "RODMAN GUNS!!" as they keeled over laughing through their copious moustaches?