Published Resources Details Letters Patent
- Current-controlling device for torpedo-boats
- United States Patent Office.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 257,693, dated May 9, 1882, Application filed June 14, 1881.
"My invention relates to the method of operating or controlling the propelling, steering and firing apparatus of a self-actuated torpedo-boat, which are carried therein by means of an electrical cable connection from the boat to a suitable operating point, and proper electrical apparatus at each end of the cable or wire for accomplishing the desired results…"