Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Aluminium torpedo boat
- The Engineer
- Description of Work
- Letter to the Editor by Perplexed
- vol. 78, 12 October 1894, p. 329
The author drew the Editor's attention to a report published in The Engineer, vol. 72, 11 December 1891, p. 476, on a high speed gun boat (length 60 feet, beam 9 feet) fitted with a 300 indicated horsepower inverted-vertical triple-expansion engine operating with steam supplied by a Yarrow water-tube boiler, built by Yarrow and Co. of Poplar for an unnamed South American Government. This vessel had achieved a mean trial speed of 20.03 knots over six runs, roughly half a knot less than that of the much publicised aluminium torpedo boat built by Yarrow and Co. for the French Government.