A History of Naval Tactics from 1530 to 1930: the Evolution of Tactical Maxims

Robinson, S. S. & Robinson, Mary L.1942

Resembling a torpedo with large fins, the paravane pictured here was designed to be towed alongside a ship and to explode upon contact with underwater mines or enemy submarines. Also known as “water kites,” paravanes are used today for industrial and recreational applications.

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Drawn from the Museum & Library's rare book collection, this special display is part of SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice—providing a unique glimpse into the history of the U.S. Navy. Featuring authentic texts and compelling illustrations dating to the Navy's beginnings in the late 18th century, these rare books and documents trace the evolution of naval warfare from an era of masts, sails, and pirates to the advent of steam-powered ironclads, and from the UDT Divers of WWII to the Navy SEALs of today.

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