How does Fishpond Work?

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Ship Killer

Since the start of the 20th Century there have been several thousand books published about submarines and on the order of a thousand discussing aircraft attacks on ships. The principal weapon of most of those submarine attacks and many of the aerial attacks both by land and carrier-based aircraft was the torpedo. Indeed the torpedo and the mine share responsibility by a large margin for sinking more ships than those lost to gunfire and bombs over the past 100 years. However, only a handful of these books have been about torpedoes. Ship Killers will fill that gap by discussing U.S. Navy torpedo development through the end of the Cold War. It begins with a brief description of the weapons developed for"submarines" prior to the beginning of the 20th Century, the efforts of Americans Bushnell and Fulton, the spar torpedo of the Civil War, and the U.S. Navy's attempts to imitate the Whitehead torpedo. Then, from the beginning of the 20th Century, the book will discuss American torpedo development in peace and during war and their use, from submarines, surface warships and small combatants and aircraft, including blimps and helicopters. The book will also cover the technologies and politics involved in torpedo development, and many unusual efforts to deliver torpedoes. About the Authors Thomas Wildenburg is the author of three books on naval history and biographies on Joseph Reeves and Howard Hughes. He lives in Burtonsville, MD. Norman Polmar is the senior consultant for national security programs at Gryphon Technologies.
Product Details


As a reference book, Ship Killer will be invaluable. While the book may not be for everyone, it makes for fascinating reading for anyone interested in that aspect of weaponry technology. * International Journal of Maritime History *

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Ship Killer: A History of the American Torpedo on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top