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Whitehead Torpedo Manual - Victorian Naval Forces Torpedo Manual Whitehead Torpedoes 1889

From the Collection of Friends of the Cerberus Inc Seaworks Maritime Museum 82 Nelson Place Williamstown Victoria

Description
Victorian Naval Forces Manual printed in 1889 with 62 pages with a burgandy cover.
Two sections:-
Part 1 - Whitehead Torpedos and their component parts used in the Victorian Naval Forces.
Part 2 - Electrical section describing firing circuits, cells, fuzes, dynamoes, search lights.
Size
width 10 cms height 13 cms depth 1 cm
Object Registration
0001
Keywords
whitehead, torpedo, manual, torpedo corps.
Historical information
The Torpedo Manual was created in 1889 presumably as part of the training program of the Victorian Naval Torpedo Corps.
When Made
1889
Made By
Victorian Government (Maker)
Significance
This item is significant partly because some of the information in the manual is not found elsewhere but also as it the only known copy of this manual. The manual is also evidence that a more professional approach to training was undertaken by the Victorian Naval Forces after the mid 1880s. Gunner/Instructor Corkle's of the Port Melboune Naval Brigade written in the manual is evidence of the manual's strong provenance.
Inscriptions & Markings
Inside front cover -

"Jno. Co[orkle] /Gunner & Instructor/oPort Melbourne Division/of/Naval Brigade/Port Melbourne/ January 1890."

Inside back cover -

"J Corkle GI/P.M.B. of N.B./January 1890"

Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM