Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull's American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 PDF

By Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull

ISBN-10: 1841769223

ISBN-13: 9781841769226

American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 (Fortress forty four) ByTerrance McGovernPublisher:Os Publishing2006 64PagesISBN: 1841769223PDF19 MBA new around of fortification construction all started within the usa and its in a foreign country territories within the late-19th century, which benefited from the most recent know-how and the rise in America's around the globe financial stature. This booklet presents a concise creation to the layout, improvement and function of yankee coastal defenses within the 'modern interval' (1885-1950), a interval outlined via concrete, metal, and robust breech-loading rifles. full of interval and modern day pictures of the fortifications, and written by way of a number one professional, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, apparatus, and other people that defended their nation in instances of significant switch and uncertainty.sharingmatrixletitbit zero

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In addition, experience had shown that the loading platform, the concrete surface surrounding the gun, did not allow enough room to efficiently ram the projectiles and powder. Over several years, the engineers enlarged almost every platform, with the coincidental benefit of increasing the storage space below. Originally, the magaZines were below the level of the gun and loading platform, so the thick overhead cover of the traverse would not project above the horizontal crest of the battery and give away the position.

Batteries were built. Other batteries as large as 16in. were never completed. Although there were a number of temporary batteries, mostly lSSmm, on foreign soil in the Caribbean and the Pacific, four 6in. "ZOO-series" batteries protected American bases in Bermuda and Newfoundland, not yet part of Canada. In addition, 8in. railway guns were sent to both islands; those in Newfoundland were eventually removed from their railcars and emplaced on concrete bases. Besides the guns manned by American soldiers, the army transferred six Endicott-Taft lOin.

The mine complex has been converted into the Rhode Island Aquatic Research Facility. The board with large gauges controlled the electricity from the storage batteries. while each board with a knife switch controlled one mine. (NARA Still Pictures 77-F111-121-26) In 1901, the submarine mine program was transferred from the Corps of Engineers to the Artillery Corps, and by 1903, mine fadlities were being constructed at many US harbors. The first four specially built mine planters were ordered in 1904, with fOUf more in 1909, while mine facilities were also built in Panama, Hawaii, and the Philippines.

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