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Dockyard Notes
The Engineer
vol. 86, 16 September 1898, p. 278

Accession No.2935


Seventeen officers participated in an unusual naval war game played at H.M.S. Vernon. Each side had torpedo boat catchers, destroyers, and torpedo boats, as well as battleships and cruisers. As was to be expected in "the home of the torpedo," the action resolved itself into a purely torpedo one on both sides. All the small craft destroyed each other or were sunk by fire from the bigger ships, which then closed in seeking to torpedo each other - a manoeuvre carried out with fatal results on both sides.