Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    02-09-2019 @ 04:29 AM
    Posts
    3,859

    Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo

    NY Daily News

    Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off San Diego coast

    The 11-foot-long weapon, one of only 50, was the first such device to be able to follow a track and not leave a wake in the water.


    The only other existing Howell torpedo is on display at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Wash.




    Two bottlenose dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy’s marine mammal program have discovered a rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off the coast of San Diego.

    In all, 50 Howell torpedoes were made between 1870 and 1889, and the only other known example is on display at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Wash., the Los Angeles Times reported.

    Made of brass, the 11-foot-long elegant torpedo was the first such device to be able to follow a track and not leave a wake in the water.



    Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off San Diego coast - NY Daily News

  2. #2
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,902

  3. #3
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:11 AM
    Posts
    60,576
    Looks like something Captain Nemo would have had!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •