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The Naval Review at Key West - Torpedo Practice

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: print
Maker: Harper's Weekly; Perkins, Granville
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1874
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 14 1/4 in x 20 1/4 in
Nomenclature: torpedo practices; American; naval reviews
Classification: maritime events

On February 26, 1874, the Union Navy performed torpedo exercises in the Bay of Key West Florida at targets made of 78 barrels attached to a wooden framework and arranged in three tiers. The USS 'Wabash' led the exercise along with 'Ossipee,' 'Colorado,' 'Brooklyn,' and others. The ships are labeled in the margin below the image. A large explosion occurs in the center of the print, and a tower of water and debris is projected into the air.