British Naval Heritage in Micronesia:

Tangible evidence of the armament trade from 1890 to 1937

Dirk H.R. Spennemann

            Table of Contents

 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1. Japanese bases in Micronesia
Wotje Island, Wotje Atoll
 
Chapter 2. Coastal Defense Guns in Micronesia
Six-inch (150mm) Coastal Defense Guns
 
Chapter 3. Description of Six-inch (150mm) Coastal Defense Guns
Barrel
Breech blocks
Recoil mechanism
Gun-laying equipment
Gun mount
Mount base
Shield
Camouflage
Ammunition
 
Chapter 4. 150mm Coastal Defense Batteries
Composition of batteries
Emplacements
Fire Control
Ammunition Ready Magazines
Ammunition Magazines
Crew
Barracks
 
Chapter 5. Distinguishing British And Japanese Guns
Distribution Of 150mm Guns
Coastal Defense Guns in Micronesia
 
Chapter 6. Tracing the origin of the guns
The Japanese Ship Building Programme in the United Kingdom
Japanese ordnance companies
The Washington Treaty of 1922 and the Fate of the Japanese Ships
The "Singapore Guns"
Tracing the six-inch guns
Historical reconstruction
 
Chapter 7. The guns--a legacy and resource
State of Preservation of the guns
Natural Deterioration
Scrap Metal Dealers and Vandalism
Adaptive Reuse
Clean-up operations
Conservation Programme
The Historic Preservation Needs
Future Research
 
Endnotes
 
Acknowledgements
 
References



CONTACT:
Dirk H.R. Spennemann, The Johnstone Centre, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.
e-mail: dspennemann@csu.edu.au


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