Fort Taylor use in 1892

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Fort Taylor use in 1892 - BmSDtNO. the variation to right or lelt from...
BmSDtNO. the variation to right or lelt from the verti. cal line through the target the scheme was devised on board the Concord, and aiterwards taken up on the Philadelphia, ol having u third observer directly behind the gun at each fire. The observations of the threo observers gave most sailslact'.ry results. Alter target practice the ships steamed Into Key West, tlie Concord going Into the dock for coal, while the Philadelphia moored opposite Fort Taylor. The liearsarge, also in port, was given orders to proceed ui La Guayra to relieve the Newark and watch over American Interests In Venezuela, but her orders were changed by the Navy Department and she Is to go to Savannah. Tbe authorities of tbat city bad asked tor all the vessels of the squadron, but the only two that can enter the harbor are the Kearearge and the Concord. The Concord Is about to start on a novel cruise, havlnc received orders to leave Key \Nestln time to arrive at Memphis, Tenn., for the bridge opening on May is. A stop of one or two days will b» made at KawXir- leans and then the tUiip wiu proceed up the river, soon alter the mth sue will leave Memphis, touch at Key Wrst for coal and Join the other vessels of tbe squadron at Hampton Ituads In time to reach Annapolis May as. Commander o. A. Batcbeller. who has been attached to the ship ever alnco she left the contractor's hands, Is physically Incapacitated and win leave for the north on the Bt*atner of the loth, accompanied by Surgeon K. c. I'ersons. During the stay of tho squadron In Key West the ships' companies are landed dally and exercised at small arm target practice at an Improvised range near Fort Taylor. Tbls

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  1. The World,
  2. 25 Apr 1892, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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