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OTH-119 Torpedo Boats of The Russian Fleet book

Russian Navy History Books OTH-119 Torpedo Boats of The Russian Fleet book
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OTH-119 Torpedo Boats of The Russian Fleet book

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The Russian-Turkish war of 1877 - 1878 showed what terrible arms a torpedo represents. This war exposed also shortcomings of torpedo carriers, le mine launches. Their lack of seagoing abilities and slow speed sometimes made mine attacks impossible. To provide for such attacks there were needed bigger ships of special construction, torpedo boats.
As the impulse for their intensive construction in Russia there caused the strained diplomatic relations with Great Britain as well as the absence of a modern armored fleet in Russia. To defend sea approaches to Saint Petersburg almost each of the native dockyards began construction of a number of relatively inexpensive torpedo boats. The work continued day and night with a maximum speed and by January 1, 1878 the Russian Navy numbered as much as 111 ships of this class.
52 pages, 60 photos, 23 schemes

Illustrations
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2. One of the 60-feet torpedo boats transferred by Russia to Bulgaria
3. A Yarrow type torpedo boats with throwing mine launchers
4. The torpedo boat No. 6 (former Forel) of the Yarrow type
5. A Yarrow type torpedo boat with pole mine armament
6. The torpedo boat No. 23 with a watertube boiler and oil furnace
7. The torpedo boat No. 9
8. The torpedo boat No. 158 with a trainable torpedo tube
9. A torpedo boat (probably Sirena) with gun armament
10. Torpedo boats of the Black Sea Fleet on shore