Friday, 3 February 2017

Turkish admiral preferred Schwartzkopff fish torpedoes according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1886-1887 no. 4

An item reported that admiral Hobart Pasha (1) who was present at the trials executed by a Turkish battleship and 3 gunboats, preferred Schwartzkopff fish torpedoes above Whitehead torpedoes despite that handling the first type required much care. Further more supplied the Bullivant nets as used by the British and Russian navies the best protection against fish torpedoes.

1, Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden (1 April 1822-19 June 1886), captain in the British Royal Navy and admiral in the Ottoman navy where he was known as Hobart Pasha since 1867.