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Re: Mobile Bay torpedoes
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I have not seen names, but they may have belonged to the Engineer Dept. Sheliha's monthly reports included a "Torpedo" section. You may have seen this extract from the report of Col. Albert J. Myer (ORN 21, Page 372):

"Private Jacobsin from conversation with a member of the torpedo party stationed at Fort Morgan. The torpedo party consists of seven men. The service of torpedoes seems to be a distinct branch of the service. The party is located at Fort Morgan. They are supplied with a large and unusually broad launch, or boat, which can be propelled by either oars or sails. The torpedoes are brought empty to Fort Morgan and are there charged. They are stored, prior to being filled, in a wooden building once used as quarters and standing just outside of Fort Morgan."

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