Battenberg Course Indicator

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The Battenberg Course Indicator was a Navigational Instrument helpful in a variety of navigational tasks, or even to help solve Torpedo Control problems.[1]

It was invented in 1892 by Captain H.S.H. Prince Louis of Mountbatten.[2]

Mark I

Mark II

Mark III

Use as an Enemy Torpedo Calculator

Battenberg Mark III used as Enemy Torpedo Calculator[3]

Mark IV

[TO BE CONTINUED - TONE] HTC1916, pp. 44-46

See Also


  1. Handbook of Torpedo Control, 1916. p. 88.
  2. O.U. 5274 Remarks on Handling Ships
  3. Handbook of Torpedo Control, 1916. Plate 25.


  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1917). Handbook of Torpedo Control, 1916. C.B. 302. Copy No. 141 at The National Archives. ADM 186/381.