The thorough investigation of this subject has as yet to be made. Although experiments bearing upon it have been instituted and carried Out in various quarters and in large numbers, no one has collected them and determined their joint value, mainly for the reason, that in but few cases has the same plan been followed, or have similar measurements been adopted, so that what might have been useful data are not comparable.
Torpedoes - Their Disposition and Radius of Destructive Effect
Lieut. Commander C. F. Goodrich