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Notes on mortars in harbor defence

Abbot, Henry L.

Notes on mortars in harbor defence

read before the Essayons Club of the Corps of Engineers, March 3rd, 1869

by Abbot, Henry L.

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Published by Printed on the Battalion Press in [Baton Rouge, La.?] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby H.L. Abbot.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 87/6942 (U)
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p., 1 folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 30 cm.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2459752M
LC Control Number87164838

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  3. Attack on Bien Hoa Airbase - On November 1, , Viet Cong squads shelled the airfield at Bien Hoa with mortars. The attack began shortly after midnight and lasted 20 minutes. It was estimated that there were three 81mm mortars. The attack was effective as 27 aircraft were hit, including 20 Bs (5 destroyed), 4 helicopters, and 3 A-1H.   In December , while America was reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the offensives of the German Army Groups North and Centre were stalled in the mud and cold of the Russian winter, the German Eleventh Army encircled the vast fortress of Sevastopol in the Crimea, launching massive combined air, artillery and land attacks against the heavily .

Guns and howitzers as mortars. Notes on mortar shrapnel and on new projectiles, including hand-grenades. Precautions to be observed in the use of mortars. thus scatter widely. If the mortar well served is useful in land operations, it is rapidly becoming essential to harbor defence. With an armored vessel, like our latest class of monitors. Notes on EZectricity in Its AppZication to Submarine Mining (Willets Point, NY: Battalion Press, )., “Notes on Mortars in Harbor Defense,” Paper No. 11 in U.S. Engineer School of Application, Printed Papers of the Essayons CZub of the Corps of Engineers, Volume 1 (Willets Point, NY: Battalion Press, ).


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Mortars (FM ) Paperback – December 1, by Department of the Army (Author) out of 5 stars 8 ratings/5(7). The Defence Scheme of 11 Highland Light Infantry also notes the role of mortars as part of the defence fire plan with one 6” and one 3” in fixed positions at the Hill 50 defended locality.

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Preble s. The United States and its preceding colonies built numerous coastal defenses to defend major cities, ports and straits from the colonial era through World War II. Some listed were built by other nations and are now on United States territory.

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Mortars are not especially accurate weapons. The first round may be meters or more off-target, but by adjusting the aim point, the crew can get on target after a few shots. When aiming at a. These notes are the results of experience gained in the construction and maintenance of anti-submarine defenses since the commencement of the war.

DesignThe best form of defense for a particular harbor, port estuary, roadstead, open-anchorage, or bay, is governed by the local circumstances and characteristics. In Janes reported that the Hirtenberger 60mm mortar purchased under an Urgent Operational Requirement would only be retained for RM/PARA use and the rest would be withdrawn.

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(2) Phase II concentrates on identified CPs, communications positions, assembly areas, and .