A treatise on future naval battles, and how to fight them, and on other naval tactical subjects (Google eBook)

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Page 11 - So far am I from wishing that 'we should be unarmed,' and so little am I disposed to ' place my country at the mercy of France ' (to quote the language of your note), that I would, if necessary, spend one hundred millions sterling to maintain an irresistible superiority over France at sea.
Page 115 - ... for ramming should be constructed. For example, in 1884 the director of the Armstrong ordnance works at Elswick was " convinced that torpedo warfare has ended the days of monster shipbuilding, and that the demand for increased speed and a larger amount of fuel will still further limit the available thickness of outside armor.
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