Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Reynolds, G. H.
United States Patent Office, 20 December 1881

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 251,288. Application filed July 21.

Accession No.1318


"To this end the improvements consist in the combination, in a torpedo or other submarine boat, of a cylindric body-section and a stern section which has its greatest bulk elevated or extended above the axial line of the body-section whereby the boat is effectually prevented from turning over. The boat may have a bow-section, which tapers to a point in line with the axis of the body-section. The improvements also consist in the combination, with such a boat, of a means for exhausting the steam, air, gas, or other motive agent employed to propel the boat, and for paying out a cable when the boat is used for a torpedo."