[Manuscript:] Notes on the Bliss-Leavitt Mark VII Torpedo.

(World War One. Naval.) LILLIBRIDGE (George B.)

[Manuscript:] Notes on the Bliss-Leavitt Mark VII Torpedo.

Description: ink and pencil on ruled paper, some diagrams and formulae, as well as a few doodles, soiling and handling, pp. [75, plus blanks], oblong foolscap 8vo, black cloth notebook, worn with hinges weak (but holding), edges sometime green (now faded) with owner's name in holograph to fore-edge, uncompleted 'Boat Pass' laid in, along a photo pass for the Torpedo Station (creased with a little loss) and a black cap-ribbon (lettered 'Torpedo Station USN'), fair condition

Publication Details: Newport, Rhode Island: circa 1917

Notes: The Bliss-Leavitt Mark VII Torpedo was first put into production in 1912, and signalled a major innovation in its use of steam, remaining in use until the Second World War. These detailed notes were made by a Seaman of the Gunners Class at the Torpedo Station of Newport, Rhode Island - the headquarters of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and the U.S. Navy's training ground, which played a key role in the development of this cutting-edge piece of military technology, alongside its manufacturer E.W. Bliss. Lillibridge's notes cover the model's specifications and the function of its constituen...more

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Price: £500

Subject: History

Published Date: 1917

Stock Number: 64045

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