The Deployment of Untried Technology: British Naval Tactics in the Ironclad Era

@article{Allen2008TheDO,
  title={The Deployment of Untried Technology: British Naval Tactics in the Ironclad Era},
  author={M. Allen},
  journal={War in History},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={269 - 293}
}
  • M. Allen
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Engineering
  • War in History
In the ironclad navy there was powerful support for simplified systems of command and control in battle. Nonetheless, the complexity of the formations advocated for the simultaneous deployment of the gun, ram, and torpedo from ironclad battleships prevented a consensus on the appropriate system. So, while tactical doctrine remained a subject of dispute, seagoing admirals retained responsibility for their choice of tactics. Admiralty guidance was used only for training newly mobilized fleets… 
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