TQ7076 : Torpedo Launch

3 km from Church Street, Kent, Great Britain

Torpedo Launch
Torpedo Launch
This narrow trackway is the launch track for the world's first guided anti-shipping torpedo, which protected the Thames around 1886 to the late 1890s. Known as the Brennan torpedo, an example still exists in Chatham of this wire guided missile. It was claimed to be accurate enough to "hit a floating fruit bowl at 2000 yards". Apparently never used in anger, this launch only succeeded in sinking a friendly ship.
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Saturday, 27 August, 2005   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 705 767 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.8154N 0:27.1842E
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