A DISCUSSION OF THE TORPEDO POLICY BEST ADAPTED FOR THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE
MOTTO:—"In a word, the torpedo has brought into the Navy a fresh zest, a new romance, and possibilities more brilliant than were ever existent before its adoption."— Torpedoes and Torpedo Vessels, Lieut. G. E. Armstrong, R. N.
1. In opening this paper, the writer may as well admit at once that he is an enthusiast on the subject of torpedoes, but he hopes that he is a moderate one and that he fully realizes the limitations of the weapon. He has always been a friend of the so-called "freaks” of the navy, being of the opinion that each of these is of great value under certain conditions and of almost none under all others. What is considered to be the proper field of the torpedo will be pretty thoroughly demonstrated as this paper progresses.