Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861–65

Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861–65

New Vanguard 103
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 103
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841767208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The primary Union strategy during the American Civil War was a massive naval blockade of the entire Southern coastline of the Confederacy, and it was in the effort to counter this blockade that the Confederates developed their first submarines and torpedo boats. This book traces the development of these new technologies, including the CSS ‘Little David' and ‘Hunley' - respectively the first torpedo boat and submarine to sink an enemy warship. The wreck of the ‘Hunley' was raised in 2000, and this is the first book ever to integrate details of its recovery with an account of Confederate submarines in action.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam was formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, and has also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is currently based in Edinburgh, where he pursues a full-time career as a historian. He is the author of over 50 books, many of which are for Osprey.Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

Contents

Introduction Conception and role The design of the submarine The design of the torpedo boat The spar torpedo Operation Spar-torpedo fleet Bibliography Colour plate commentary Index

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