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14 inch gun firing

Phil Gilson
 

This photo of a 14-inch naval gun on a railway mount is found on p.62 of the book "Meuse Argonne to the Armistice, available in pdf from the Center for Military History -the US Army's history cache.


Another pic

USN 14-inch Rwy gun firing

http://NRL-951-Naval-Railway-Battalions-WWI-firing-crop-opt1-700/

Assembling the piece in France

http://NRL-4318-Naval-Railway-Battalions-WWI-assembly-300dpi-opt1-700/

The top photo shows the gun firing, the next shows the assembly of the piece in France starting with the wheels.

Full article at

http://navyreservecentennial.com/naval-railway-battalions-first-world-war/

and it contains a pic of ADM Plunkett.

Fast forward to the locating the Argentine navy submarine lost in 2017.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxvzLhhSPCtzJhNbMZxWRvSmxPTg

video at bottom (with a lovely rendition of "Eternal Father, strong to save)

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxvzLhhSPCtzJhNbMZxWRvSmxPTg?projector=1

The captain of the survey ship is Oliver Plunkett.

His namesake was named archbishop of Ireland in 1661 but had a very hard time due to widespread intolerance towards people of his religious persuasion.

http://www.irishidentity.com/extras/famousgaels/stories/plunkett.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Plunkett