Naval artillery is artillery mounted on a warship, originally used only for naval warfare, later also for naval gunfire fire support against targets on land, and for anti-aircraft use. The term generally refers to tube-launched projectile-firing weapons and excludes self-propelled projectiles like torpedoes and rockets, and those simply dropped overboard like depth charges and naval mines.
Other articles related to "naval artillery, naval":
... Marine Artillerie Abteilung (MAA) 604 (604th Naval Artillery Battalion) emerged from Operation Felix, the German plan to close the Strait of Gibraltar to British use. 1940, from personnel drawn from various naval artillery units, to play a lead role. 3./Batterie (the 3rd Battery), the only Naval Artillery unit in Jersey, was stationed at Noirmont in Saint Brélade ...
... American independence, there was a parallel build-up of military defences to protect the naval base ... West of, the Great Sound, which it had begun acquiring with a view to building a naval base ... In addition to serving as a naval base and coalling station for its North America West Indies Squadron, the Royal Navy developed Bermuda as its only dockyard between the Canadian ...
1890, the colony was forbidden from operating its own naval vessels under the Colonial Naval Defence Act of 1865 ... However, in 1879 a militia unit, known as the Fremantle Naval Artillery was formed to assist in the defence of Fremantle Harbour ... The naval artillery unit was made up of ex-Royal Navy men and merchant seamen of good character ...
Famous quotes containing the words artillery and/or naval:
“We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffusedin place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunneryby which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper presstheir sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091845)
“It is now time to stop and to ask ourselves the question which my last commanding officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover, asked me and every other young naval officer who serves or has served in an atomic submarine. For our Nation M for all of us M that question is, Why not the best?”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)