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NH 75531 USS Spuyten Duyvil

Photo #: NH 75531  USS Spuyten Duyvil
Title: USS Spuyten Duyvil
Description: (1864-1880) Heavily retouched photograph, circa 1864, mounted on a mat containing four sketches and the following inscriptions: (at bottom) U.S. Iron-clad Torpedo Boat 'Spuyten Duyvil' Designed by Chf. Engr. Wm. W.W. Wood U.S.N. Genl. Inspector &c. for the Navy; and (at top) Constructed for the Navy Department 1864.. The sketches include (at top) two kinds of explosive shells for the ship's spar torpedoes; and (at bottom) the explosions of torpedo warheads during tests in May 1864. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Gift of Mrs. Wilmina deB. McGuire, 11 September 1944. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 75531
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