Author: Roger Branfill-Cook
Torpedo: The Complete History of the World's Most Revolutionary Weapon
Naval Institute Press
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The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed any small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel - and by extension a small, minor navy - to threaten the largest and most powerful warships afloat. The traditional concept of seapower, based on huge fleets of expensive capital ships, required radical rethinking.