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Author Wildenberg, Thomas, 1947-

Title Ship killer : a history of the American torpedo / Thomas Wildenberg and Norman Polmar.

Publication Info. Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  359.82517 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  359.82517 WIL    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-249) and index.
Contents The first torpedoes : Bushnell, Fulton, and the Civil War (1775-1865) -- False starts : the first self-propelled torpedo (1869-1890) -- The torpedo perfected : Bliss-Leavitt torpedoes (1890-1913) -- Submarines : the ultimate torpedo boat (1900-1918) -- Battleships made vulnerable : torpedo boats and destroyers (1893-1919) -- Between the wars (1919-1941) -- Attack from the air : aerial torpedoes (1917-1945) -- They were expendable : PT boats at war (1941-1945) -- Torpedoes that didn't work : submarine failures (1941-1943) -- Out ranged : the Long Lance vs. the Mark 15 (1942-1945) -- Victory assured : torpedoes that did work (1943-1945) -- Smart torpedoes : the Fido and Cutie (1941-1945) -- Cold War torpedoes : submarines (1946-1991) -- Cold War torpedoes : surface ships and aircraft (1946-2010) -- The ultimate torpedo : the Mark 48 (1972-present) -- An effective weapon : the ship killers -- Appendix A: Torpedo fire control -- Appendix B: U.S. Navy experimental torpedoes -- Appendix C: U.S. Navy torpedoes -- Appendix D: Maintenance problems causing erratic runs.
Summary "In this book, Thomas Wildenberg and Norman Polmar provide a definitive work on the development and use of the torpedo by the U.S. Navy. Their book begins with an overview of the early undersea weapons developed by Bushnell and Fulton, the spar torpedo of the Civil War and attempts to imitate the Whitehead torpedo, and then focuses on American torpedo development for use from submarines, surface warships and small combatants, and aircraft."--Publisher's description.
Subject Torpedoes -- United States -- History.
Added Author Polmar, Norman.
Spine Title Ship killers
ISBN 9781591146889 hardcover alkaline paper
1591146887 hardcover alkaline paper

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