Coastal Artillery

Coastal artillery is the branch of armed forces concerned with operating anti-ship artillery or fixed gun batteries in coastal fortifications.

It was long held as a general rule of thumb, that one shore-based gun equalled three naval guns of the same caliber, due to the steadiness of the coastal gun which allowed for significantly higher accuracy than their sea-mounted counterparts. Land-based guns also benefited in most cases from the additional protection of walls or earth mounds.

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Fort Howard (Maryland)
... North Point, the site was taken over in 1896 by the federal government for the construction of coastal artillery fortifications ... the "Bulldog at Baltimore's Gate" and served as the coastal artillery headquarters for Baltimore ... The portion of the property containing the old coastal artillery fortications was declared surplus federal land and is now the county park ...
Hoods Tower Museum - Coastal Artillery
... In 1920, the British began deploying coastal artillery on the Ostenburg ridge to protect the entrance to the Trincomalee harbor which had become a major Royal Navy base in the ... which commands a 360 degree view of the area and was used for directing artillery along with concrete quarters that were built for the gun crews ... It was manned by the personal of Coastal Regiments of the Royal Artillery ...
Battle Of Tarakan (1942) - Order of Battle - Ground Forces - Dutch Units
7th KNIL Infantry Battalion) Machinegun company Motorised detachment with 7 armoured cars 3 Coastal Artillery Regiment(?) Two mobile coastal artillery batteries (total of 3 × 75 mm guns and 2 ...
Coastal Artillery - Examples
... Pier Turret Tyne Turrets Cross-Channel guns Palmerston Forts Ness Battery British coastal guns outside the UK Castle Islands Fortifications, Fort St ... Fort Siloso Fort Ostenburg Fort Queenscliff Hobart coastal defences Coastal fortifications of New Zealand United States of America Board of Fortifications Seacoast Defense Battery Chamberlin Canada York Redoubt ...
Naval Detachment K - Operations
... a raid to destroy Soviet radio station, lighthouse and coastal artillery emplacement on the strategically important island of Sukho (Suhosaari in Finnish) 37 km from the Southern coast of Ladoga, at the ... Though the radio station and the lighthouse were torched and the coastal artillery on the island was destroyed, the landing was eventually repulsed and, in a running battle, the flotilla was ... However one of the light ferries (SF 22) was hit by Soviet coastal artillery fire and one heavy (SF 13) and one light ferry (SF 26) that had gone to assist the grounded ferry (SF12 ...

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