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Nineteenth Century Torpedoes and Their Inventors

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Nineteenth Century Torpedoes and Their Inventors - Gray, Edwyn
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Although it forever changed the tactics of naval warfare, the torpedo is one of the world's most under-researched weapons and its inventors the most neglected. To correct this oversight, Edwyn Gray follows up on his popular study of Robert Whitehead's torpedoes by taking a look at seventy other torpedoes and the men who invented them. He traces the history of the torpedo, placing its evolution in the context of a defining century of weapons development when torpedoes progressed from harpoon projectiles to rocket-powered ...

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Nineteenth Century Torpedoes and Their Inventors 2004, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781591143413

Hardcover