Torpedo Boat Policy [Torpedo Boat Classics]

Smith, Lt. R.C.

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The 1897 Prize Essay for the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute was this lengthy discussion of “Torpedo Boat Policy” by Lieutenant R.C. Smith. He began by correctly observing: “It seems probable that the United States, after many years hesitation, is about to enter on a policy of torpedo boat construction.” This facsimile edition includes a tabular appendix listing all the torpedo boats in service in the world’s navies as of 1897. An essential primary source for anyone interested