Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Innovation and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: The case of the Whitehead torpedo
- The Mariner’s Mirror
- vol. 88, no. 4, 37561, pp. 447-455
How military institutions innovate has become a subject of interest to historians and students of organizations alike. The Royal Navy's adoption of the Whitehead torpedo provides a particularly good case study of military innovation in peacetime and one that sheds much light on the mid-Victorian Admiralty's attitude to technical developments.