Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65 by Angus KonstamConfederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65 by Angus Konstam

Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65

byAngus KonstamIllustratorTony Bryan

Paperback | August 20, 2004

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The primary Union strategy during the American Civil War was a massive naval blockade of the entire Southern coastline of the Confederacy, and it was in the effort to counter this blockade that the Confederates developed their first submarines and torpedo boats. This book traces the development of these new technologies, including the CSS 'Little David' and 'Hunley' - respectively the first torpedo boat and submarine to sink an enemy warship. The wreck of the 'Hunley' was raised in 2000, and this is the first book ever to integrate details of its recovery with an account of Confederate submarines in action.
Angus Konstam was formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, and has also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is currently based in Edinburgh, where he pursues a full-time career as a historian. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which are fo...
Title:Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.68 × 7.26 × 0.07 inPublished:August 20, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841767204

ISBN - 13:9781841767208

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Conception and role · The design of the submarine · The design of the torpedo boat · The spar torpedo · Operation · Spar-torpedo fleet · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index