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WHAT DOES TORPEDO BOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval vessel designed to carry torpedoes into battle. The first designs rammed enemy ships with explosive spar torpedoes, and later designs launched self-propelled Whitehead torpedoes. They were created to counter battleships and other large, slow and heavily armed ships by speed and agility. A number of inexpensive boats attacking en masse could overwhelm a larger ship's ability to fight them off using its large, slow-firing guns. This way an inexpensive fleet of torpedo boats could defend against much larger and more expensive fleets, albeit only in the coastal areas to which their small size and limited fuel load restricted them. The introduction of fast torpedo boats in the late 19th century was a serious concern to navies of the era. In response, navies operating large ships introduced smaller ships to counter the threat. These were essentially similar to the torpedo boats they faced, but mounted a light gun instead of torpedoes. As these designs became more formalized they became known as "torpedo boat destroyers", and eventually evolved into the modern destroyer.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TORPEDO BOAT» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «torpedo boat» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «torpedo boat» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about torpedo boat
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TORPEDO BOAT»
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British Motor TorpedoBoat 1939-45
Beskrivelse af de motortorpedobåde som den britiske flåde anvendte under 2. Verdenskrig.
Angus Konstam, 2003
US Patrol Torpedo Boats: World War II
INTRODUCTION. One of the best known, most popular in lore, and admittedly “
romantic” warships in the US Navy was the PT boat, the patrol torpedo boat. Even
persons relatively unfamiliar with the World War II Navy know what a PT boat was
Gordon L Rottman, 2011
The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and ...
Torpedo Boats 645 boats to deliver the torpedoes prompted development of a
larger but similar vessel, first called the torpedo boat destroyer and later known
simply as the destroyer. The first attempt at a counter to the torpedo boat was the
Spencer Tucker, 2009
Lieutenant Ralph Osborn Aboard a TorpedoBoat Destroyer: ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Edward Latimer Beach, 2012
The Last Century of Sea Power: From Washington to Tokyo, ...
4 February Escort SG. 18 At Toulon 43°07'North 05°55'East U.S. aircraft. 045. 8
March Torpedo-boat TA. 15 At Heraklion 35°28'North 25°07'East British aircraft.
046. 18 March Torpedo-boat TA. 36 Off Fiume 45°07'North 14°21'East Mine. 047.
H. P. Willmott, 2009
The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and ...
Each maritime power subsequently produced designs for a ship capable of
protecting battleships against torpedo boat attack. In 1882 Great Britain
developed such a vessel with the torpedo boat destroyer, which was essentially a
Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Mary Roberts, 2005
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History
Some of these should be destroyers of large size, probably on the lines of the
one now building at Wilmington (the large torpedo boat Stringham, 340 tons, at
Harlan & Hollingsworth). Such destroyers will of course be seaworthy, as smaller
Building the Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats
Five The Herreshoffs5 Big Steel Torpedo Boats TORPEDO BOAT No. 1, THE
GUSHING In 1887, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company received its first
contract from the U.S. Navy to build an all-steel torpedo boat. This vessel was
Richard V. Simpson, 2001
The New Navy, 1883-1922
The “torpedo boat” was developed to launch this weapon, and soon hundreds
were being built by major and minor navies. The first use in combat occurred in
1877 in the action between HMS Shah and the Peruvian Huascar. Torpedo boats
Paul Silverstone, 2013
Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65
(US Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC) A: TORPEDO BOAT CSS DAVID
Probably the most successful spar torpedo-boat design of the war, the David was
produced as a private speculative venture by the Southern Torpedo Company, ...
Angus Konstam, 2004
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TORPEDO BOAT»
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Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a …
I know the aircraft ran out of ammunition, and the motor torpedo boats, there were three of them. The standard formation is a wedge formation. One in the center ... «The Real News Network, Jul 15»
Bangladesh Navy decommissions four Chinese-built torpedo craft
The Bangladesh Navy decommissioned four Chinese-built Type 26 Huchuan-class torpedo boats (pennant numbers 8235, 8236, 8237, and 8238) at Chittagong ... «IHS Jane's 360, Jun 15»
Bangladesh decommissions Type 25 torpedo boats
The Bangladesh Navy (BN) decommissioned four Chinese-built Type 25 ('Huchuan'-class) torpedo boats at Chittagong on 18 June. A BN press release said ... «IHS Jane's 360, Jun 15»
Bridgwater volunteers receive national award for torpedo boat …
VOLUNTEERS who have spent hundreds of hours painstakingly restoring a Second World War torpedo boat have been recognised with a national award. «Bridgwater Mercury, Jun 15»
Liberty Aviation Museum torpedo boat restoration nears completion
The museum near Port Clinton, which also boasts a vintage B-25 Mitchell medium bomber, owns two World War II era torpedo boats and is restoring them. «Sandusky Register, Apr 15»
WW2 Royal Navy torpedo boat restored to former glory from a …
A Second World War Royal Navy torpedo boat which sank two German destroyers is on the way to being restored to her former glory after spending half a ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
World War Two torpedo boat 219 restoration under way
Paul Childs said the boat - moored at Bridgwater Docks - was the only known ... The torpedo boat fleet protected home waters, earning it the nickname "iron men ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
No sign of a sinking feeling as historic Second World War torpedo …
VOLUNTEERS are keeping their fingers crossed that they have found the 'culprit' as to why a restored historic Second World War torpedo boat started letting in ... «Bridgwater Mercury, Feb 15»
War torpedo boat afloat
The Second World War Motor Torpedo Boat 219 was built in Portsmouth back in 1941 ... The 73ft boat has been floated in Bridgwater, Somerset, by Paul Childs. «Portsmouth News, Feb 15»
WW2 torpedo boat takes to the water in Somerset
A World War Two torpedo boat being restored in Somerset has taken to the water in ... The 73ft (22m) Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) 219 was built in Portsmouth in ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
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