Overall: 48 x 14 in. ( 121.9 x 35.6 cm )
gold lettering: at tip of torpedo: "R.C. [illeg.]...kins/Chairman/Historical Society/New York"
gold lettering: at opposite tip of torpedo: "Rear Admiral/J.A. Dahlg[ren]/Washing[ton]"
Torpedo made from staves of wood bound by six iron hoops; two holes bored in center of body (one plugged with cork); two heavy metal rings project from top; both ends taper to point. Surface covered with pitch; gold lettering at each tip.
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