Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Harvey Torpedo
- vol. 13, 24 May 1872, p. 352
After spending more than twenty years trying to gain official recognition for his torpedo it was agreed that they should be supplied to the Royal Navy. But whatever modest hopes the inventor or the manufacturer had were dashed by a fiat from the Government that decreed that Harvey Torpedoes were to be manufactured by the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. As a result Captain Harvey who had never been paid for his invention sought compensation for his time, labour, and the loss of income that he could have made had his torpedo been manufactured elsewhere.