Service of the Coast Artillery by F. Hinds and F.W. Ward (1910), CDSG Press hard cover reprint of a manual prepared for new officers joining the Coast Artillery Corps

 

This technical manual was prepared to provide a comprehensive source of information for coast artillery officers. Using Ordnance Department publications and Coast Artillery Corps orders, memoranda, and circulars, the authors describe the theory, organization, gunnery, armament, instruments, etc. of the U.S. coast artillery in its early years. The reprint matches the original as closely as possible, a hard-bound book of 576 pages with 150 illustrations and tables.

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I: DEFINITIONS, ABBREVIATIONS AND SIGNS
CHAPTER II: THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF COAST DEFENSE
CHAPTER III: ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL
CHAPTER IV: GUNNERY AND BALLISTICS
CHAPTER V: ARMAMENT
CHAPTER VI: EXPLOSIVES, PROJECTILES, PRIMERS AND FUSES
CHAPTER VII: INSTRUMENTS, DEVICES AND CHARTS
CHAPTER VIII: SEARCHLIGHTS
CHAPTER IX: SUBMARINE MINES, SMALL BOATS, ETC.
CHAPTER X: SEACOAST ENGINEERING
CHAPTER XI: CORDAGE
CHAPTER XII: MAGAZINE RIFLE
CHAPTER XIII: POINTS FOR COAST ARTILLERISTS