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The Whitehead Torpedo U.S.N. Compressors and Launching Tubes, 1898, has the support equipment for the Whitehead torpedo. This book covers the 45c/m. x 3.55m. Mark I, Mark II, Mark III and and 45c/m. x 5m. Mark I. The drawings of the launching tubes are very interesting.

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The Whitehead Torpedo U.S.N.
45c/m. x 3.55m. Mark I, Mark II, Mark III
and
45c/m. x 5m. Mark I.
Department of the Navy - Bureau of Ordnance
Description of Air Compressors
with
Nomenclature and Plates
of
Launching-Tubes, Tube-Mounts.
Air-Compressors and Accumulators
1898

 

E.F. Leifer, Lieut. U.S. Navy

 

1925

The Whitehead Torpedo.
U. S. N.,

anchor

45c/m. X 3.55m. MARK I, MARK II, MARK
AND
45c/m. x 5m. MARK I.


DESCRIPTION OF AIR COMPRESSORS
WITH
NOMENCLATURE AND PLATES
OF
LAUNCHING-TUBES, TUBE-MOUNTS,
AIR-COMPRESSORS AND ACCUMULATORS.


Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ordnance


PREPARED AT THE NAVAL TORPEDO STATION,
BY DIRECTION OF THE
BUREAU OF ORDNANCE.


NAVAL TORPEDO STATION.
1898.
 

CONTENTS.

PAGE.
General Description of Whitehead Air Compressor Type II 1
The Rand Air Compressor. Type I 5
The Rand Air Compressor. Type II 19
General Description of Bliss Air Compressor 25
Bliss Air Compressor. Type I 35
Bliss Air Compressor. Type I A 39
Bliss Air Compressor. Type II 43
Separators and Separator Connections 45
Air Compressor Test 47
Plates 49
 

LIST OF PLATES.

TEXT. PLATE.
I I Launching-Tube. (Above-Water Discharge.)
II II Launching-Tube Details. (Above-Water Discharge.) Fig. 1. Breech-end view. Fig. 2. Cross section though packing-band.
III III Launching-Tube Details. (Above-Water Discharge.) Fig. 1. Longitudinal section through tripping-latch. Fig. 2. Cross section through firing-bar spring and stop-pin.
IV IV Fixed Stern Tube. (Above-Water Discharge.) Elevation.
V V Fixed Stern Tube. (Above-Water Discharge.) Plan.
VI VI Broadside Upper-Deck Tube and Mount.
VII VII Broadside Lower-Deck Tube and Mount.
Type I (Above-Water Discharge.)
VIII VIII Broadside Lower-Deck Tube and Mount.
Type II (Above-Water Discharge.)
IX IX Broadside Lower-Deck Tube and Mount. Overhead Suspension. Plan.
X X Broadside Lower-Deck Tube and Mount.
Overhead Suspension. Elevation.
XI XI Central Pivot Tube-Mount. Twin Tubes. Plan.
XII XII Central Pivot Tube-Mount. Twin Tubes. Elevation.
XIII XIII Sponson Central Pivot Tube-Mount. Single Tubes.
 

TEXT. PLATE.
XIV. XIV. Fixed Bow Tube For Torpedo Boats. Elevation.
XV XV Fixed Bow Tube For Torpedo Boats. Plan.
XVI XVI Launching-Tube. Automatic Stop. (Above-Water Discharge.)
XVII XVII Launching-Tube. Automatic Stop. Details. (Above-water Discharge.)
XVIII XVIII Fixed Bow Tube For Ships' Torpedo Boats.
XIX XIX Central Pivot Tube-Mount For Ships' Torpedo Boats.
XIX A XIX A Central Pivot Deck Tube and Mount for 5m. Torpedo.
XIX B XIX B Details of Deck Tube for 5m. Torpedo.
XIX C XIX C Details of Central Pivot Deck Tube and Mount.
XIX D XIX D Bliss Design of Firing Mechanism.
XIX E XIX E Details of Deck Tube for 5m. Torpedo.
XIX F XIX F Details of Firing Mechanism.
XX XX Whitehead Air-Compressor. Type II. Front view and end view.
XXI XXI Whitehead Air-Compressor. Type II. Rear view and top view.
XXII XXII Whitehead Air-Compressor. Type II. Section through air and steam cylinders.
XXIII XXIII Rand Air-Compressor. Type I. Front view and end view.
XXIV XXIV Rand Air-Compressor. Type I. Showing top view of air cylinders and pipe connections and section through air cylinders.
XXIV A XXIV A Rand Air Compressor. Type II.
XXIV B XXIV B Rand Air Compressor. Type II.
XXIV C XXIV C Rand Air Compressor. Type III.
XXIV D XXIV D Rand Air Compressor. Type III.
 

TEXT. PLATE.
XXIV E XXIV E Band Air Compressor. Type III.
XXV XXV Bliss Air-Compressor. Type II. For Small Gun Boats and First Class Torpedo Boats. Front view, end view and top view.
XXVI XXVI Bliss Air-Compressor. Type II. For Small Gun Boats and First Class Torpedo Boats. Showing sections through air and steam cylinders.
XXVI A XXVI A Bliss Air Compressor.
XXVI B XXVI B Bliss Air Compressor.
XXVII XXVII Accumulator. Triple Banked.
XXVIII XXVIII Accumulator. Double Banked.
XXIX XXIX Air-service for Charging Air-flasks of Torpedoes.
XXX XXX Separator.
XXXI XXXI Separator.
XXXII XXXII Separator.
 

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