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Submarine Warfare, Past, Present, and Future
The natural attitude of the Naval mind towards submarines is the same now as that expressed by Lord St. Vincent when Fulton invented the notorious catamaran expedition. Fulton had been trying some experiments before Pitt, who favoured the project, to which Lord St. Vincent, then First Lord of the Admiralty, was strongly opposed, and he bluntly stated that Pitt was the greatest fool that ever existed to encourage a mode of war which those who commanded the seas did not want, and which, if successful, would deprive them of it. It was, our Admiralty recently held, the weapon of the weaker power, and not our concern, then we were to watch and wait, which sounded plausible but was evidently dangerous, and as the success of the French submarines became too evident we were forced to follow suit. As Lord Selborne xivreminded us when speaking about the boilers, we have too often ignored new inventions and resisted change till we were left well behind in the race, as we were with ironclads, breech-loading guns, and other improvements in naval warfare. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 62908
Author: Fyfe, Herbert C.
Release Date: Aug 12, 2020
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