Posted on

Damn the torpedoes: a short history of U.S. naval mine by Tamara Moser Melia

By Tamara Moser Melia

Show description

Read Online or Download Damn the torpedoes: a short history of U.S. naval mine countermeasures, 1777-1991 PDF

Similar vietnam war books

The Marine Corps in Vietnam

This quantity presents an in-depth examine the reviews of the standard US Marine 'grunt' partaking within the Vietnam clash. enterprise of the Corps, weaponry, gear, uniforms, education and scientific preparations are all special, with the unifying subject of studying most of these differing points of marine lifestyles from the perspective of a soldier serving within the clash.

Life and Death in the Central Highlands: An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970

In 1968 James T. Gillam used to be a poorly centred collage scholar at Ohio collage who used to be brushed aside after which drafted into the military. not like such a lot African-Americans who entered the military then, he turned a Sergeant and an teacher on the fortress McClellan Alabama tuition of Infantry. In September 1968 he joined the 1st Battalion, twenty second Regiment of the 4th Infantry department in Vietnam.

US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War

Osprey's exam of the A-1 Skyraider devices' participation within the Vietnam conflict (1955-1975). Designed and equipped as a carrier-based assault airplane in 1944, the A-1 reached frontline devices too past due to work out wrestle in international struggle II (1939-1945). With the arrival of jets within the overdue Forties, the Skyraider used to be visible as a dated throwback to the golden age of piston-engined naval aviation.

Khe Sanh 1967-68: Marines Battle for Vietnam’s Vital Hilltop Base

Khe Sanh was once a small village in northwest South Vietnam that sat astride key North Vietnamese infiltration routes. In September 1966 of the Vietnam battle (1955-1975), a Marine battalion deployed into the realm. motion progressively elevated because the NVA tried to smash unfastened international Forces bases, and the siege of Khe Sanh right started in October 1967.

Extra info for Damn the torpedoes: a short history of U.S. naval mine countermeasures, 1777-1991

Sample text

Their success in sweeping during exercises led to the addition of tugs to all fleet torpedo flotillas. Further exercises conducted by the Atlantic Fleet Torpedo Flotilla from 1913 to 1915 encouraged the expansion of the minesweeping force through the development of sweep equipment packages for the faster destroyers and torpedo boats to complement the tugs. In March 1914 Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger, Commander in Chief, US. Atlantic Fleet, recommended that all Atlantic Fleet destroyers be fitted out for additional duty as minesweepers.

Rains experimented with torpedoes and earned renown for their firing mechanisms. Maury’s particular interest in electrically-fired mines led to the creation of the Confederate Submarine Battery Service, which developed and detonated most of the controlled mines planted during the Civil War. Davidson relieved Maury in command of that service, and Maury spent most of the war perfecting his electrical mines in English laboratories. As his work progressed, Maury‘s mines became more lethal. In October 1862 the Confederate Congress funded a separate TorpedoBureau.

After that time the Bureau of Construction and Repair controlled MCM equi ment, and the Bureau of Ordnance retained mines and mining apparatus. E9 Like Porter before him, Dewey found that arguments favoring centralized control of mine warfare matters were not sufficiently persuasive to overcome the Navy’s established organization. The Navy had suffered few operational losses and had not found mines difficult to avoid. Consequently, other developments in naval warfare continued to have higher priority for the Navy’s resources.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 20 votes