Our Navy At Work; The Yankee Fleet In French Waters As Seen By Reginald Wright Kauffman

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byReginald Wright Kauffman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ... most of them, our redtape bureaucrats let it get away from them. Then the perfected plans were passed, as in the case of the Lewis gun, to England; but England, in those days, was careless--she mistrusted any new thing, and her then comfortable naval officers didn't like the idea of the hard living and messing about with enlisted men enforced by the submarine--and so she pigeonholed the plans. When she heard that France was playing with the idea, English naval authorities caused the publication of statements belittling it and, owing to the influence of the tradition that Britannia knew everything about the waves that she was ruling, the French took this British authoritative opinion and--left canny Germany to develop the underseas craft. "Because of her geographical position, her trade and her scant agriculture, England should have tackled the submarine-menace years ago. Now that she's learned a thing or two, she must see that she has got to scotch it if she values her existence. "When you get down to it, what do any of us--even the experts--know about the German sub, anyhow? As a matter of fact, the obtainable data isn't much; it has been best summarized by the Engineering Committee of the American National Research Council, and it amounts, in primer terms, to about this: "The submarine is a relatively small, submersible boat, carrying generally only one gun and a crew of from thirty to forty men, and most deadly because of her torpedoes. These torpedoes are effective at ten thousand yards; they are really little automatic ships, driven by their own engines and steered by their own steering-gear--the latter set according to calculations just before the torpedo is launched against its victim--and they can travel under water at from eight to ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ... most of them, our redtape bureaucrats let it get away from them. Then the perfected plans were passed, as in the case of the Le...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217525407

ISBN - 13:9780217525404

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