Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Leavitt, F. M.
Gyroscopic steering-gear for torpedoes
United States Patent Office, 3139

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 894,838. Application filed April 30 1907.

Accession No.1428


"This invention relates to gyroscopic steering mechanism for automobile torpedoes. It is designed to adapt the torpedo to "wide-angle aim" so that the torpedo may be aimed in a direction diverging by a wide angle from the course which it is designed to take, so that it must first steer in the arc of a circle through a number of degrees for which the instrument is preliminary set before steering in a substantially straight or direct course toward the target. The present invention is designed to facilitate the preliminary setting of the gyroscopically-controlled device to prepare the torpedo for such wide-angle aim…"