By Richard V. Simpson
Building the Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats strains the $64000 and sometimes dramatic historical past of the involvement among the U.S. army and the Herreshoff brothers' marine yards over a interval of greater than thirty years. it's a tale of firm, naval improvement, and marine production in the course of a time of experimentation and evolution. integrated are dramatic tales of the boys who outfitted and confirmed those risky new vessels. This attention-grabbing quantity preserves lower than one hide a concise background of the torpedo boats equipped through the Herreshoff production corporation. It describes layout and development options brought via the Herreshoffs and strains the occasions that led the key navies of the realm to take observe of the Herreshoffs' work.
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