Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

U.S. Naval Railway Guns:  Personnel

Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett, USN, commanded the U.S. Naval Railway Battery.   Under his command, five separate and independent units operated.   1 and 2 units served with the French Army.  3,4, and 5 operated with the U.S. Army at Verdun, France.  Unit 2 also had duty at Meuse-Argonne but was later returned to the French. 

Image:  NH 53138:  Officers of the Naval Railway Battery No.5 at St. Nazaire, France, August 1918.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.