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WAR DEPARTMENT, No. 23
WASHINGTON, April 27, 1915. I..Under the provisions of paragraph 201, Army Regulations, the following name of a seacoast battery is announced :
ON FORT MILEY, CAL., MILITARY RESERVATION.
[2272864, A. G. O.]
Fort Grant. Atlantic end
Fort de Lesseps. [2275988, A. G. 0.] III.Paragraph 15, General Orders, No. 57, War Department, 1914, is amended so as to provide that, for purposes of reimbursement for fuel, that part of California lying west of the 1220 degree of longitude and north of 37 degrees 30 minutes of latitude shall be considered as in Zone No. 10 (Chart No. 3), for the months of April, May, and October.
[2264283, A. G. 0.] IV_-The sixth section of Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 4, War Department, 1915, relating to the immunization against typhoid fever in the case of civilian employees, is amended to read as follows:
Civilian employees who are subject to field service of any kind, including those on transports and in the mine planter service, will be immunized as soon as employed. Officers under whom such employees are working will enforce this order,
(2273630, A. G. 0.] 1.Paragraph II, General Orders, No. 58, War Department, 1913, relating to the status of the post of Fort Sill, Okla., is rescinded.
[2252212, A. G. O.)
VI.-In order to prevent the distress call SOS from being confused with any other call, all radio stations of the Army are prohibited from using the letters S O as call letters.
[2277237, A. G. 0.] VII.-Section 7, Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 115, War Department, 1911, relating to veterinary medicines and dressings, is amended by adding to list d, pertaining to bandages, the following item :
Flannel, red, heavy, 4 to 44 inches wide, 4 to 5 yards
H. L. SCOTT,
Brigadier General, Chief of Staff.
The Adjutant General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, No. 24.
WASHINGTON, May 5, 1915. General Orders, No. 27, War Department, 1914, as amended by Paragraph II, General Orders, No. 71, War Department, 1914, relating to target practice for Coast Artillery and Field Artillery, is rescinded and the following substituted therefor:
1. Target year.—The target year will begin on January 1 and end on December 31.
2. Annual allowances.-(a) The annual allowances of ammunition for the instruction of companies of Coast Artillery and batteries or higher units of mobile artillery will be fied until further orders as herein prescribed.
(b) The ammunition herein allotted for regimental, battalion, or battery service practice is not available for other purposes unless such use is authorized specially by the War Department or by the commanding general, Philippine De[artment.
le) Requisitions for such ammunition and other material 23 may be required at posts during the calendar year in accordance with the provisions of this order, will be submitted by the ordnance officers of the coast defense commands in which the target practice is to be held immediately upon receipt of copies of this order, provided such requisitions have not already been submitted, or information rereived indicating that the ammunition has been ordered issued.
3. Blank ammunition.-Full information and instructions are contained in Ordnance Department pamphlet No. 1658.
4. Table of annual allowances of ammunition for Coast Artillery instruction and target practice:
1 Saluting primers, percussion. : Necessary components to fire this number of primers in addition to the 150 primer bodies authorized by Ordnance Department pamphlet No. 1872.
It is possible that at certain posts the use of a small-bore rifle attached to the gun will be authorized as a partial substitute for subcaliber practice. In this case the value of the allowance of subcaliber ammunition authorized is de creased by the value of the rifle ammunition used,
5. Submarine mine equipment. The annual allowance of submarine mines will be as follows: To each mine company, 2 mines; to each mine detachment, 2 mines.
6. Ammunition for land defense cannon.—The allowance of ammunition for land defense cannon, including subcaliber ammunition, will not exceed $80 per company. Coast defense commanders are authorized to arrange the program for their commands, and may utilize one type of cannon for the firing, or may distribute the firing among two or more types, Coast defense commanders may have one company do all the firing or may distribute the firing among two or more companies, but the total allowance for the coast defense command will not be exceeded. In computing the cost the following values per round will be used:
$36.20 31.20 20.16 26.55
2.24-inch cast-iron shell.
empty or sand filled.. 3-inch shrapnel..
shell 3.2-inch shrapnel
cast-iron shell 4.7-inch shrapnel
6-inch siege shrapnel.
14.14 .026 .016
7. Sapply of targets, towlines, and anchors for Coast Artillery target practice, to be issued only upon requisi. tion of the coast defense ordnance officer.—The manufacture of the large seacoast target has been discontinued and these targets will be no longer issued after the supply now on band is exhausted. Additional seacoast targets, pyramidal, model of 1911, will be issued up to the number specified under the heading, “Seacoast targets, large, model of 1911,” when the coast-defense command can not be supplied with the prescribed equipment of large targets.
: 1,500 feet, Full information in regard to the above supplies is given in Ordnance Department Form No. 1991, "Coast Artillery targets and accessories."
Two standard sizes of towlines are issued, inches and 8 inches in circumference. Requisitions should state the size desired. The 8-inch towline is for use with the 30-foot by 60-foot target and when towing more than 1 target.
On account of the size and weight, considerable difficulty has been experienced in handling 8-inch rope and 6-inch has been found satisfactory in some coast defenses for this purpose. For each anchor 200 feet of 4-inch rope is allowed.
As the standard sizes of towlines are not always satisfactory on account of local conditions, other sizes may be