During the Victorian Era England showed great naval force in the Napoleonic Wars leaving them to be considered the biggest, best, and most powerful naval superpower in the world.
TorpedoesSome of the advancements made during the Victorian Era was steel steam powered boats/ships and even introducing Torpedos.
Army recruiters found recruits in pubs, recruiters got people drunk and then convinced them to join. Having a family as an Army soldier was very hard, soldiers almost never saw there familys. Back then a popular practice was buying rank, this left incapable soldiers who were rich as commanding officers. Luckily this practice was abolished.