class warship were turning points that changed warfare

class of small and fast boats. “During the First World War, three junior officers of the Harwich torpedo boat force said that small motor boats carrying a torpedo might be able of travelling over the protective minefields and attacking ships of the “Imperial German” Navy at anchor in their bases. In 1915, the Office of Admiral produced a Staff Requirement applied designs for a Coastal Motor Boat for service in the sea.” The first torpedo boats were built after World War I and were basically small destroyers with a fine mix of large guns and torpedo weapons. “Today’s torpedoes can be divided into different weights classes and into straight-running, autonomous homers, and wire-guided”. They can be launched from a many of platforms. Torpedoes were largely used in the First World War, both against shipping and against submarines. Germany delayed the supply lines to Britain by use of submarine torpedoes. “In 1917 they were managing experiments with pure oxygen instead of compressed air. Because of explosions they abandoned the experiments but resumed them in 1926 and by 1933 had a working torpedo. They also used regular wet-heater torpedoes.” In conclusion, Robert Fulton was responsible for several turning points in history. ¬†His torpedo, submarine, and steam warship were turning points that changed warfare forever. ¬†Fulton planned to end wars with his weapons of lots of destruction. Instead, they made strong navies even more important. * Robert Fulton died in 1815 in February 25th. He is always remembered and learned about because of his inventions of the steamboat and submarines. Robert Fulton died 7 days later after the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was a clash fought between the United States, the UK, and their own allies. The president at the time was James Madison, the 4th United States President. This has to do with Torpedo boats because after the submarine were made there was an idea for the Torpedo boat and It was made in the late 1800’s. “As the torpedo increased in power, it naturally grew in size. By 1912, the 18?inch Mark 7 measured 17 feet in “length, weighed 1,628 pounds, and carried a warhead of 326 pounds of TNT to a range of 6,000 yards at 35 knots. In 1914, the navy settled on a diameter of 21 inches for most of its new torpedoes a standard that experienced for the rest of the century.” Torpedoes were used in the First World War, against shipping and against submarines. Germany interrupted the supply lines to Britain largely by uses of submarine torpedoes which is also used very dangerous machinery and guns. Britain and its allies also used torpedoes throughout the war. “A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes. There are two main types of torpedo tube: underwater tubes fitted to submarines and some surface ships, and deck-mounted units (also referred to as torpedo launchers) installed aboard surface vessels. One torpedo right now in the present time is called “Mark 48″ Torpedo. The Mark 48 Torpedo is used to to sink deep-diving nuclear-powered submarines and high-performance surface ships.” The average cost of this torpedo will be about 4 Million dollars. This torpedo isn’t just used for the United States Navy, its also used for Brazilian