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The first torpedo, 1805

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The first torpedo, 1805.  The inventor was Robert Foulton.  The experiment was carried out on 15 October 1805, in the presence of Mr Pitt, then Prime Minister, in the Bay of Walmer, about a mile from Walmer Castle, which was then Mr Pitt's residence.  Illustration from The Picture Magazine (George Newnes), 1894.

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