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Instructions for the Management of Harvey's Sea Torpedo
To impart a thorough knowledge of the management of such an arm as the sea torpedo is a matter of easy accomplishment by personal explanation; especially so, when the arm is in the water, and practised with under conditions that would obtain in its application to the disabling of, or to the destruction of vessels against which it may be employed. But in the absence of such mode of instruction, the following directions are offered, with a hope that they will prove sufficiently explanatory of an arm, which, like other arms, requires skill and aptitude in using it effectively. By the instructions here given, it must be understood, there are two torpedoes; though both are of the same kind, they differ in construction, by reason of the difference in the position of their respective planes, so that one may diverge to port, and the other to starboard; the direction of the divergence is known by the position of the slings and rudder. There is a like difference in the exploding bolts; the bolts which respectively belong to the port and starboard torpedoes are known by the direction of their safety keys. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 67838
Author: Harvey, Frederick
Release Date: Apr 15, 2022
Publisher: E. & F. N. Spon
Publication Date: 1871
Publisher Country: United Kingdom
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