The “Devil” or the Ericsson Obstruction Remover, as you prefer

Discussing the ironclad attack of April 7, 1863 yesterday, I mentioned the “raft” carried into battle by the USS Weehawken. Drawings of this device often appear with discussions concerning the Confederate maritime torpedoes. It is often cited as the countermeasure for the Confederate weapon. The raft design came from the genius John Ericsson. The NavyContinue reading “The “Devil” or the Ericsson Obstruction Remover, as you prefer”