Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Davis, C.
United States Patent Office, 3846

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 964,148. Application filed October 21 1907.

Accession No.1453


'This invention relates to a torpedo arranged in such manner that it cannot be stopped by protective devices, such as nets of ships, but after impacting the protective device passes under the same and is directed onto the ship's hull or the like and thus nevertheless becomes operative. To this end, the head of the torpedo is provided with a detachable cap or hood which, after the torpedo has struck the protective net, remains stuck therein, whereas the torpedo itself comes out of the cap and owing to a displacement of its centre of gravity passes under the net…"