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U.S. Naval Railway Batteries in France
U.S. Naval Railway Batteries in France
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1988
Pages: 97
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0788123068

. A chronicle of the U.S. Navy’s activities in WW I in France. Covers the construction of the five 14” Railway naval guns & their railway carriages, the recruitment of personnel, the deployment of the batteries to Europe, & the employment of guns in combat. The battery units, manned by approximately 25 officers & 500 highly trained enlisted specialists, were commanded by Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett. Given their relatively long range & low trajectories, the guns reached far behind enemy lines with great destructive force. Photos & maps.

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