Whitehead torpedo

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White´head` tor`pe´do

n.1.A form of self-propelling torpedo.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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First, the extreme mobility conferred on smaller ships by turbine propulsion and the development of new weapons such as the Whitehead torpedo made the battleships vulnerable to smaller platforms that cost a fraction of a battleship's cost.
Other memorabilia include a torpedo-steering gyroscope by the Whitehead Torpedo Works of Weymouth in its original mahogany box, which is expected to fetch up to PS1,500.
Dickie scored his best goal - a 35-yard piledriver - in 1953 when he was a promising 18-year-old playing for Whitehead Torpedo Works.