1912, 8 Inch Projectile Carrying Torpedo - DAVIS TORPEDO


I have been collecting inert torpedo artifacts for years now and I do not remember learning about this unique torpedo design. Apparently, around 1912, a new torpedo was invented that was called the Davis Torpedo after its inventor, Commander Davis, U.S.N. I found this ad for sale on EBAY and found it fascinating. Commander Davis, seemed to have installed a 8 inch gun system inside the torpedoes hull that when triggered upon impact with the targets hull fires a 35 to 45 pound HE projectile at 1600 fps.



Interesting! More information; Scientific American, 8/3/1912, page 89 and page 94: babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=p … 6;size=150


Jason, Brian, here the patent for it:
google.de/patents/US964148? … CCMQ6AEwAA

And here a later one by Wright:
google.de/patents/US1603098 … CCMQ6AEwAA


Thank you both big time for the great additional information, Brian and Alex! I printed the documents for my files. Very, very cool design!