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Torpedo Boats Under Fire

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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The average distance of discovery ot a torpedo-boat by the searchlight froru a batUeship has been calculated to be 781 yards and the greatest distance 2,000 yards. Thus, taking the distaiice at whieh the torpedo can be fired with effect at 500 yards, it will be gsnerally found that a torpedo-boat will have to cross about 300 yards under fire from the ship she is attacking and it will take the little craft about half a minute to do thio.