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Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare : Containing a Complete and Concise Account of the Rise and Progress of Submarine Warfare
by Charles William Sleeman


Overview - This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...WJiitehead has, up to the present day, met, with no rival worthy of its steel, if the so-called "Schwartzkopff" bo excepted, though, from all accounts, the "Howell" fish torpedo known by the name of its inventor, Captain J.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...WJiitehead has, up to the present day, met, with no rival worthy of its steel, if the so-called "Schwartzkopff" bo excepted, though, from all accounts, the "Howell" fish torpedo known by the name of its inventor, Captain J. L. Howell, U.8.N., promises in the no distant future to become a dangerous rival, especially in the matter of accuracy of direction, which is one of the most important essentials of an uncontrollable torpedo, and which is somewhat wanting in the Whitehead. Other Forms of Whitehead.--Various forms of an auto-mobile fish While though the description of the various parts of the Whiithetid set forth in this chapter may iu some measure dispel this gloom of doubt and hazy conjecture, yet it can never be more than partially effective so long aa the descriptive matter is unaccompanied by detailed drawings. 172 Various Forms of the " Whitehead."--The " Schwartzkopff." chap. II. torpedo have been proposed, and patented, and some of them experimented with since the first appearance of the Whiteliead in 1868, differing from the latter mainly in the matter of their motive power, as, for instance, steam (Hall and Peck), carbonic acid gas (Paidson), and the revolution of a heavy fly-wheel (Howell), in the place of compressed air, each one, however, retaining in principle the leading features of that weapon, but not one has as yet been found capable of equalling, much less of surpassing, the Whitehead in the comhined features of regularity of submersion, accuracy, speed, and range. Failure of Attempts to imitate.--While, though it is well known that several drawings, said to be complete and to scale, of the Wliitehead have been offered for sale from time to time, and though many attempts have been made to imitate ...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781236236821
  • ISBN-10: 1236236823
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 132
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.28 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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