CIVIL DISCOURSE, FEBRUARY 1864, CONFEDERATE KAMIKAZES

In the Second World War, as American naval power closed in on the Japanese home islands, the Japanese deployed Kamikaze aircraft to strike our ships.  Less famous was the Kaiten-class submarine – basically a manned torpedo tasked to steer itself into an American ship and self-detonate a 3400 pound warhead.  More than a hundred Kaitens […]