Punch,  49 (1865), 26.

Naval Revolvers

Tom Briney


Letter, Spoof


Military Technology, Steamships

    The author explains that his son, who is a millwright, 'takes his stand on these Turretts' used in ironclads. Surmises that when the turrets are struck by enemy shells they will spin around like a 'patent iron chimney pot'. Asks Mr Punch to respond to this and concludes by wondering how Britannia can rule the waves if her turrets are revolving.

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