Category:1920 Disarmament Program

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On 30 Sep 1919 the U.S. Secretary of War ordered a large scale cutback in coastal defense armament. The Ordnance Department followed with instructions for the large scale scrapping of coastal guns and carriages on 26 May 1920. The batteries below are some of those affected by this order.

Guns affected

  • Mortar 12" M1886 72 Ordered scrapped 400.702/443,444,445 26 May 1920 declared obsolete by Sec. of War 30 Sep 1919
  • Armstrong 4.72" 40 Caliber 18 Ordered scrapped 3 Jul 1919, 16 Ordered scrapped 12 Aug 1920
  • Armstrong 4.72" 45 & 50 Caliber 17 Declared obsolete 3 Jul 1919

Carriages affected

  • Mortar 12" M1891 72 Ordered scrapped 400.702/443,444,445 26 May 1920 declared obsolete by Sec. of War 30 Sep 1919
  • Carriage 3" (15-pdr) B.C. M1898MI 113 Ordered scrapped 400.702/435,436,437 5 May 1920 declared obsolete by Sec. of War 27 Mar 1920 Guns at Watervliet.
  • Balanced pillar, M1896
  • Disappearing, 6", M1903
  • Disappearing, 10", M1894
  • Disappearing, 10", M1896

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