Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Wood, W. W. W. and Lay, J. L.
Improved apparatus for carrying and exploding submarine torpedoes & c
United states Patent Office, 14 March 1865

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No.46,852.

Accession No.1288


"Our invention consists of a spar for holding at the end of a torpedo, a sleeve for the reception of the spar, and a shaft or trunnion attached to the sleeve, the whole being constructed and applied to a vessel, substantially as described hereinafter, and the spar being controlled by ropes or chains, substantially as described hereinafter, that it can be made to carry a torpedo outward from the vessel, submerge the same, and can be drawn back prior to the explosion of the torpedo."

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