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    1892: Patrick Cunningham and his Torpedo

    Meet Patrick Cunningham, a shoemaker turned weapons engineer. He was an inventor from the late 19th century known for inventing a torpedo which he fired down a high street during the 1896 presidential elections. Patrick Cunnigham 1844 - 1921 Patrick Cunningham was an Irish shoemaker who...
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    1874: USS Alarm - what was it?

    We do not have tremendously much information on this ship. There is some, but compared to other ships it appears to be lacking info. It sure does appear to be lacking photographs. USS Alarm - an experimental torpedo boat constructed at the New York Navy Yard - was launched on 13 November 1873...