Rice's Torpedo Automatic Sight

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Rice's Torpedo Automatic Sight was a sophisticated self-setting Torpedo Director described in Annual Reports of the Torpedo School[1]

In 1915, it was viewed as a fall-back option should the as-yet untested Middleton Plotter which was proving slow to manufacture should prove unsatisfactory for use in capital ships. The Torpedo School intended to propose to the Admiralty that a pair of devices based upon Rice's design be delivered to H.M.S. Marlborough and H.M.S. Ajax (vessels selected by the Commander-in-Chief) for sea trial.[2]

[TO BE CONTINUED - TONE]TONY LOVELL, Editor.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1915, pp. 34-35, plate 19.
  2. The Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1915, p. 36

Bibliography

  • H.M.S. Vernon. (Feb 1914) Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913, with Appendix (Wireless Telegraphy). Copy 42 at The National Archives. ADM 189/33.
  • H.M.S. Vernon. (Jan 1916) Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1915. C.B. 1166. Copy 1025 at The National Archives. ADM 189/35.
  • Papers D.N.O. 3598/271
  • (G. 21686/13 of 16th December 1913)