Gun port from USS Maine recovered by police

A stolen gun port from the U.S.S. Maine has been recovered by Oakland police and two men are now under arrest.

May 17, 2011 11:55:53 PM PDT
A stolen gun port from the U.S.S. Maine has been recovered by Oakland police and two men are now under arrest.

The historic brass relic was broken off its concrete platform Friday night. It weighs more than 2,000 pounds and police still don't know how the thieves carted it away.

A tip from a scrap metal recycler led to the arrests.

The giant metal ring was once used to port torpedoes on the U.S.S. Maine. The battleship sank in Havana Harbor in 1898.