By Richard V. Simpson
Building the Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats lines the real and infrequently dramatic historical past of the involvement among the U.S. military and the Herreshoff brothers' marine yards over a interval of greater than thirty years. it's a tale of company, naval improvement, and marine production in the course of a time of experimentation and evolution. incorporated are dramatic tales of the lads who outfitted and confirmed those risky new vessels. This attention-grabbing quantity preserves less than one conceal a concise heritage of the torpedo boats outfitted by means of the Herreshoff production corporation. It describes layout and building thoughts brought by way of the Herreshoffs and strains the occasions that led the most important navies of the area to take become aware of of the Herreshoffs' work.
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