Punch,  43 (1862), [v–vii].




Notes, Drollery


Military Technology, Steamships, War

    Notes the discussion in the House of Commons of ironclad ships, and that the conflict between the Merrimac and the Moniteur had determined the 'uselessness of wooden ships for the purposes of war'. Also notes arguments supporting 'floating batteries' instead of forts as a defence against ironclad vessels. (v) Summarises several articles from the current volume, including PU1/43/1/3.

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