2 edition of W.T. Glassell and the little torpedo boat David found in the catalog.
W.T. Glassell and the little torpedo boat David
William Thornton Glassell
|Statement||[compiled by Eleanor Banning MacFarland]|
|Contributions||MacFarland, Eleanor Banning|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||30 p.,  leaves of plates ;|
|Number of Pages||30|
Farragut's fleet ran past Forts Jackson and St. Their concerns led to the selection of suction piles for the project. The Indians living along the river called it Quinnetukut the long tidal riverwhich the English settlers at once adopted. Two original inventors pen and ink drawings, one signed Submarine Boat by J. After being taken over by the Confederate States Navy, she made a daring spar torpedo attack on the Federal ironclad New Ironsides on the night of 5 October
Factors that need to be considered when deciding how to raise a sunken ship safely include the depth and conditions of the site, the distance from shore, the structural integrity of the vessel, and cost. CSS H. Privately printed, Los Angeles, The dealer spent 10 years getting the letters transcribed and then he sold the letters as one lot to the Museum of Confederate History in South Carolina. The library is open two days a week on Tuesdays and Fridays or by appointment, for research purposes.
Lay with facsimile signature. Glassell, exploded a spar torpedo against USS New Ironsides in an attempt to destroy the heavy blockader off Charleston. Finally, this report could not have been written without the help of many people. The model has what appears to be a detachable lead keel. I remember Shadow winning the last oyster boat race in the late thirties. When the boat was discovered, raised and opened the spectacle was indescribably ghastly, the unfortunate men were contorted into all kinds of attitudes horrible to see; some clutching candles, evidently endeavouring to force open the manholes; others lying on the bottom tightly grappled together; and the blackened faces of all presented the expression of their agony and despair.
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Towing Torpedoes and foreign Towing Torpedoes. Here I'd be, tryin' an missin ; and Shadow bout to poke her sprit through the side of the oyster house. This, he felt, was as close as he could come to copying the submarine he and the others had seen that night.
Hunley sank Union blockader Housatonic off Charleston -- the first submarine to sink a ship in combat. It was of copper containing pounds of rifle powder and provided with four sensitive tubes of lead, containing explosive mixture.
Goff, which gives an idea of how shipbuilding fed into other acti vities. CSS David, a foot steam torpedo boat of "cigar-shaped" hull design, was privately built at Charleston, South Carolina, in under the supervision of David C.
The report is handwritten by Commander Chandler and includes five pen and ink drawings done by him corresponding with the paragraphs within the report.
Also, since the internal structure of Hunley was hidden and the strength of the rivets uncertain, an insufficiently supported lift could rupture or, in effect, unzip the hull plates along the lines of rivets.
In the Union Company was chartered to improve the river by removing bars at HartfordWethersfield and Glastonbury, and maintaining a channel between seven and nine feet in depth.
Eventually, Maury effectively confiscated the boat that apparently had been lying at Mobile since June Johnstonits existence known to Union forces since late October La Croix ; Welles Bartlett, Principal Examiner U.
Theodore Stoney and other gentlemen of Charleston, after consultation with Captain Maury, designed and had constructed a semi-submarine torpedo boat the first of its type. It has shifting sandbars, a tide as far north as Hartford 2 57 nautical miles upstreamand it freezes in the winter and floods each spring.
Governor of South Carolina. Augustus T. Carlson, of the artillery. In the family decided to have an auction and sell off all of the belongings in the home and farm. We should think first of preserving the essence and of putting the ships first.
By means of it the operators can telegraph through the fuse to each other without risk to the torpedoes, and by which the torpedoes, may without detriment to their explosibility be tested daily, or as often as required.
Vice Admiral David G. Larger sloops had counter stems. Navy, as follows: Sir, I much regret to inform the Department that the U.
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Confederate Torpedo Boat David Marker Union forces in Februaryalong with a considerably larger steamship based on her hull form. Hunley No one on board reall y knew what had hap pened, but the Navy gunner's mate on watch in the stern gun tub told me over our sound-powered telephone line that we had been stru ck by a torpedo on our.
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Hunley, and Reminiscences of Torpedo Service in Charleston Harbor, published in in the Southern Historical Society Papers. Approaching the mighty ironclad U.S.S.
New Ironsides, the torpedo boat C.S.S. David, under Confederate Commodore W.T. Glassell, thrust her torpedo at the side of the Federal warship. A tremendous blast and a fountain of water caused considerable surprise and consternation aboard the 5/5(1).