Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare

Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare

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"[...]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[...]."
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 517.09g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507566344
  • 9781507566343

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