Armed Bluejackets Ashore: US Navy Landing Guns 1850–1942

Author(s): Nelson H. Lawry 

ISBN: 9781625450821
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A unique and detailed history of the US Navy’s landings on foreign shores and the specially designed light artillery pieces, or landing guns, used in support of these armed parties.
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  • A scholarly yet highly readable account of a subject area barely considered in previous US naval histories

  • Meticulously researched, uncovering material from the US National Archives which will be entirely new to virtually every reader

  • Offers a wide selection of rare, previously unpublished images collected from various naval archives, museums, and other repositories

  • An important work for those interested in the history of the US Navy, the Royal Navy, naval field artillery, and the reach of US power and influence around the globe from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century


The United States put armed naval landing parties ashore in numerous countries across the world in the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century.

Specially designed light field guns carried aboard gunboats and larger warships sometimes supported the bluejackets and marines, usually when larger parties more likely to face sharp actions went ashore.

This book chronicles the history and characteristics of every model of US Navy landing gun produced between 1850 and 1942, offering a thorough and scholarly account of ordnance development in an age of swashbuckling military adventure.

BOOK ISBN 9781625450821
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE May 2024
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 160 illustrations
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Nelson H. Lawry holds a PhD in cell biology from the City University of New York. Thereafter he received a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship to conduct research at the University of Rochester. Winner of the the 1993 John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism, Lawry has been a columnist for two newspapers, writing on local history, the history of technology, and the freshwater environment. He has researched and written extensively on American and British harbor defense and coast artillery.

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