Confederate Torpedoes

Confederate Torpedoes

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qDuring the Civil War, the Confederacy developed qtorpedoes.q Includes General Gabriel J. Rains' (Confederate Torpedo Bureau director), manual for both land and water mines. Captain Peter S. Michie in Notes Explaining Rebel Torpedoes and Ordnance documents from the Federal perspective. Detailed accounting of vessels sunk or damaged by Confederate torpedoes and numerous photographs of existing specimens are includedq--Provided by publisher.These tanks were fastened to parallel beams and lowered into the river. The torpedo contained approximately 2, 000 pounds of gunpowder. The fuse diagrams are shown in both the Rains and Michie plates. Two copper wires connect with aanbsp;...


Title:Confederate Torpedoes
Author: Gabriel J. Rains, Peter S. Michie
Publisher:McFarland - 2011-02-17
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