A specialist ‘how to’ book detailing the methods used to protect vital ports and harbours up to the late 1880s by means of the fast-evolving weapons of submarines, mines and torpedoes. The author, a former Royal Engineers officer, goes into great technical detail on the specifics of mine casings, the quantities of explosives used, electrical mines, and even the personnel best employed to operate the weaponry. The text is well-illustrated by diagrams, plans and maps as well as tables of explosive formulae etc. A ‘must have’ book for all who are interested in the early development of mine and submarine warfare.
SUBMARINE MINES AND TORPEDOES AS APPLIED TO HARBOUR DEFENCE (1889)
A profusely illustrated user’s manual on mine and submarine harbour defences in the late 1880s. A treasure trove of technical know-how.