Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Willoughby, J. D.
Improvement in submarine explosive projectiles
United states Patent Office, 23381

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 41,112.

Accession No.1285


"The nature of my invention consists in the employment of travelling torpedoes, which are suspended beneath buoys or suitable floats, and propelled through the water by means of rockets of novel construction, which are applied to the floating torpedoes, or to the buoys supporting them, in such a manner that they can be guided and directed in their course to a vessel which it is desired to destroy, and then exploded directly under this vessel at the moment of contact with it."

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