U.S. Naval Railway Batteries
To France and Back
A battery's 14" shells, which had to be moved with a chain hoist, on a flatcar during operations at Thierville/Meuse, France, 29 October 1918. The batteries' personnel made every attempt to retain U.S. Navy clothing; in this case, however, army-issue denim fatigues and trench helmets are being worn.
Lieutenant R. Savin, U.S. Navy Railway Batteries, Thierville/Meuse, France, October 1918. Savin is wearing the U.S. Navy forest green uniform normally worn by naval aviators.
Post-war display of a 14" naval railway gun on the seafront at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, circa 1920.
Published: Fri Aug 10 08:00:12 EDT 2018