American Coast Artillery Matérial, Office of the Chief of Ordnance, ODD #2042 (1922), CDSG Press hardcover reprint

 

This reference work on coast artillery ordnance material was originally published by the Office of the Chief of Ordnance in June 1922 as Ordnance Department Document No. 2042. The publication discusses and illustrates in detail all the seacoast artillery weapons in use in 1922. This is one of the most comprehensive and profusely illustrated works on the specifics of early modern United States seacoast artillery weapons. Sections include the history of the development of artillery, the design and manufacture of a 16-inch seacoast weapon, detailed descriptions of American seacoast guns and mounts, and several tables of weapon data.

Table of Contents

Part I. History of the development of artillery p. 1

Part II. The design and manufacture of a great seacoast weapon [the 16-inch M1919] p. 144

Part III. Detailed descriptions of American seacoast guns and mounts p. 221

Part IV. Table of miscellaneous data p. 488