The Devil’s Device: The Story of Robert Whitehead, Inventor of the Torpedo (Edwyn Gray)

The Devil’s Device: The Story of Robert Whitehead, Inventor of the Torpedo (Edwyn Gray) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Appendices [3];

From the cover: Without the torpedo the submarine would still be a nautical toy of little military value and 25,706,096 tons of merchant shipping might not be rusting on the bottom of the sea. Without the torpedo Jutland could well have been an overwhelming British victory and the Battle of the Atlantic need never have been fought.

Websters Biographical Dictionary dismisses the creator of this devastating weapon in one curt sentence: Robert Whitehead, English inventor, invented a self-propelled underwater torpedo. Yet this relatively unknown engineer exerted more influence over the tactics of naval warfare and the design of wa…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the head of the spine.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 253 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Military Naval catalogue?


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