Torpedo Mk 1 Whitehead

I photographed this 18-inch Whitehead Mk 1 Torpedo at the Maritime Museum in Kingston. It was originally a British design, but the US Navy negotiated for the Whitehead torpedo patent rights with a license to build torpedoes in the USA being granted in 1891. The Whitehead replaced the first US design — the Howell torpedo.

Whitehead Mk 1 Torpedo

Maritime Museum 2022