The Torpedo – an illustrated talk by Peter Webberley (Event from 2016)
Talk / Audio
The Jervis Gallery, St Vincents, Mill Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4QA
In 1866 British engineer, Robert Whitehead, invented the first effective torpedo. French and German inventions followed closely, and the term torpedo came to describe self-propelled projectiles that traveled under or on water.
Find out all about the development of the torpedo in this illustrated talk by Peter Webberley. Peter’s speciality is Maritime Studies but his research nowadays is mainly for his own amusement and also to swell the archives of The Society for Nautical Research (South).
Saturday 10 September 1600 – 1700
No Booking Needed
There are other events happening at this location on this day. Visitors might also like to check the listings for ‘Images of Forton Lake’ (projected photographs) and ‘Forton Lake and It’s Boatyards’ (illustrated talk) at The Jervis Gallery.
Peter Webberley – Society for Nautical Research (South)