Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare
"[...]made impenetrable to musket shot. A spar torpedo a, a, a, to be carried on each bow and quarter Fig. 4 represents this curious craft. Stationary Mines.-Stationary buoyant torpedoes for harbour defence, to be fired by means of levers attached to triggers. This kind of mine is shown at Fig. 1. 5.-Cable Cutters.-Cable cutters, that is submarine guns discharging a sharp piece of iron in the shape of a crescent, with sufficient force to cut through ship's cables, or other obstructions.[E] Practical Experiments.-Various and exhaustive experiments were carried out in the presence of the Commissioners, tending generally to impress them with a favourable view of Fulton's many projects. As a final test, the sloop Argus was ordered, under the superintendence of[...]."
- Paperback | 364 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 517.09g
- 09 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations