Navy Gun Car

Navy Gun Car (HM6JO)

Location: Washington, DC 20020
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.341', W 76° 59.761'

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Mounting 14" - 50 Caliber Naval Gun

One of the
United States Naval Railway Batteries
Designed, constructed and shipped abroad
by the
Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department
Placed in operation in France
Manned by naval personnel
Under the command of
Rear Admiral C.P. Plunkett, U.S.N.
Designs were started
December 26, 1917
Finished January 25, 1918
Construction commenced February 13, 1918
Completed April 26, 1818
Tested April 30, 1918
Shipped abroad June 1918
Re-erected in France July-August 1818
Started for the battle front from St. Nazaire, Fr.
on August 17, 1918
234 days from the date of first designs
This gun fired 236 - 1400 pound
Navy shells against the Germans
The U.S. Naval railway batteries traveled
the length of France, firing: -
From: Soissons — Upon: Laon
From: Rethondes — Upon: Tergnier
From: Fontenoy-Ambleny — Upon: Besny-Loisy
From: Flavy-Le-Martel — Upon: Mortiers
From: Charney — Upon: Remoiville, Montmedy, Louppy
From: Thierville — Upon: Longuyon, Mangiennes

Maximum Range Used - 42,500 yards, 24.2 miles
HM NumberHM6JO
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326843 N 4304504
Decimal Degrees38.87235000, -76.99601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.341', W 76° 59.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 20.46" N, 76° 59' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1116-1150 Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Washington DC 20020, US
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