November 1941

Naval Gunfire Support in Counterbattery

Volume 25, Issue 4

I SHALL not, in this brief space, attempt to discuss in great detail that which we already know namely-that the operation of successfully supporting a strongly opposed landing with ship's gunfire is a difficult undertaking. I shall confine my remarks to the problem of executing counter-battery fires against the enemy battery positions and defenses, acknowledging in advance the limitations imposed by flat trajectories. Let us look at this problem from the standpoint of the Ship's Control Officers who are charged with the effective employment of the firing batteries.

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