French submarine and features of torpedoes, in World War I
France Date:1916 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French armament men display a torpedo suspended by a sling from a hoist on a dock in World War 1. They rotate it around for the camera. A submarine is seen tied up to an adjacent dock in the background. The next scene shows the bubble wake of a compressed air driven torpedo seen from a boat tracking it as it moves through the water. Next sequence is taken from aboard a French submarine underway on the surface. A structure and point of land is seen. Then, officers and sailors are seen on the boat's deck. Scene then reverts to the torpedo on the dock, where closeup of its counter-rotating propellers are shown while being tested with a compressed air motor. Men show how the horizontal and vertical fins can be adjusted to control the path of the torpedo. An exploding cutter is shown, designed to penetrate defensive nets. A man screws the cutter into the nose of the torpedo. (WWI; WW1)
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