Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Lay Torpedo
- vol. 34, 29 December 1882, p. 630
Colonel Lay had recently submitted his torpedo to a severe test in the Bosphorus by discharging it over a course of a mile at a target only 60 ft. long. The path of the projectile was crossed by three distinct currents, of which two flowed slowly upwards, and one strongly downward. In addition to this the sea was very lumpy, especially at the junctions of the currents. Yet, in spite of the difficulties of the course, the torpedo (length, 26 ft.; diameter, 24 in.; charge, 90 lb. of dynamite), which was not of the latest pattern, was steered without trouble through the space separating two boats representing the target.