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|52k||"Lightning, the United States Navy's first torpedo boat in Newport waters, 1876." [The Torpedo Station's 'Archway' can be seen in the left background.]|
Collection: Herreshoff Marine Museum Collection. Copyright: Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island, www.herreshoff.org. Used with permission.
|113k||Bow view of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.'s spar torpedo boat Lightning (Steam Launch No. 6). She is on a wooden cradle in front of an unidentified building, believed to be located at the Naval Torpedo Station on Goat Island, at Newport, Rhode Island. Source: John Palmieri, Curator Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame.|
Collection: Herreshoff Marine Museum Collection. (Also in: Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library, George Albert Converse Papers and Photographs, 1861-1897, Box 2, Folder 8a, Mss 0068.) Copyright: Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island, www.herreshoff.org. Used with permission.
|17k||Engraving of Lightning, published in "Torpedoes and Torpedo Boats." by Allen D. Brown, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1882, p. 36-47.||Dave Wright|
|890k||1876 Navy report on Lightning [PDF].||Dave Wright|
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