December 29th, 2004

Angel of the Revolution

Another article - A Trip on a Submarine, 1903

Here's a 1903 article describing an early submarine trip. DO NOT READ IF YOU'RE CLAUSTROPHOBIC!!!

And I really mean that, it's uncomfortable reading if you are at all sensitive to enclosed spaces! As usual all comments gratefully received. The version on the FF CD-ROM will have larger illustrations, this is otherwise the same.

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marcus 2013

Submarine question

Last night I posted an article about an early (1902-3) British submarine which contains a couple of terms I'm not familiar with, since I don't know much about the technology.

It mentions three types of torpedo carried by the sub; an "aerial torpedo" fired by compressed air when the sub is surfaced, another "for using beneath the water", and a
"Whitehead". I'd like to add a glossary explaining what these did, and what the differences between the three types were, since it isn't very clear.

If possible I'd also like to identify the sub, which was 118 x 9 feet externally, had electric and petrol engines, and a claimed range on electric motors of 100 miles.