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Royal Naval Exhibition No IV
The Engineer
vol. 71, 22 May 1891, p. 401

Accession No.227


The Whitehead torpedo exhibit at the Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 had generated considerable interest. A range of torpedoes were on display including the first pattern used by the Royal Navy, this had a speed of 9 knots, and a charge of 90 pounds of explosive (unspecified), the Woolwich 14 inch Mark VIII with a speed of 27 knots and a charge of over 60 pounds of gun-cotton, and Robert Whitehead's 18 inch torpedo which had eclipsed all previous patterns, with a speed of 28.5 knots and a charge of nearly 200 pounds of gun-cotton.