Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Naval Manoeuvres
- vol. 54, 26 August 1892, p. 266
Important lessons were to be learnt from the accidents and breakdowns that occurred during the Naval Manoeuvres. These were attributed to weaknesses developed by the stress of something that nearly approached the conditions of actual warfare. During the manoeuvres these accidents were fairly numerous, and some were of a serious nature. One torpedo boat sank in deep water, and there were a large number of machinery accidents. One man had been killed when an anchor chain broke, and three others burnt when the crown of a torpedo boat boiler collapsed. There were also a number of Collisions and groundings, were taken as being par for the course.