Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Sims, W. S.
Torpedo-boat propelled and steered by electricity
United States Patent Office, 9 June 1885

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 319,633. Application filed May 29, 1882

Accession No.1331


"My invention relates to torpedo-boats propelled and steered by electricity; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the boat and propelling devices, whereby the boat is propelled by electricity generated by a generator located at an operating-station outside of the boat, and conducted to an electric motor in the boat by a conductor that is paid out from the boat as the boat moves from the station. It also consists in devices and arrangements of parts whereby the steering of the boat is effected solely by the electricity generated by a generator located at such operating station; also in several minor combinations and devices hereinafter described and claimed."