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Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions
Posted by: Dan Odenweller ()
Date: November 15, 2003 04:54AM

Robert, you left just as I signed up, Razorback (SS-394), then Permit (SSN-594). With a brownwater experience in between.

To your quiz:

1) How does one load a 288-inch long MK 15-3 torpedo into a 276-inch long torpedo tube?

Very carefully into the stern loading hatch using rigging tackle and after removing obstacles to the fish so it can clear the hatch and trunk, and still level out. Or muzzleloading in port.

Either leaves the muzzle door open, or one could keep the breech door open - closing the muzzle. Then with a full air flask and a good coat of grease - when ready to fire and at or near the surface, open the outer doors, seat the fish (reason for interference fit), and the close breech and fire. Couldn't leak any more than the scope packing - could it?


2) What function/s does the guide stud perform?

Prevents torpedo from rolling in the tube on firing (or before) and provides alignment for depth, speed, and gyro setting spindles.

3) What is the purpose of a torpedo tube bore guage?

To check tube for damage, but mostly for adjusting the height of the rollers in the tube. Source of interference fit? Nah-never mind.


Dan QM2(SS)

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Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/04/2003 05:30AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Ken Dunn 11/04/2003 11:38AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/05/2003 04:24AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ryan 11/06/2003 12:03AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions J.T. McDaniel 11/06/2003 01:16AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/06/2003 07:45AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Rainer Bruns 11/06/2003 03:17AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/06/2003 07:01AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Maciej Trybus 11/06/2003 08:03PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/07/2003 04:30AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Maciej Trybus 11/11/2003 09:11AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/12/2003 06:17AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Ken Dunn 11/12/2003 12:32PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Natter 08/28/2011 03:56PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Natter 08/28/2011 03:58PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Maciej Trybus 11/06/2003 08:27PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Natter 08/28/2011 04:03PM
errors due to metric-inch conversion? Ingo 11/10/2003 08:58AM
Re: errors due to metric-inch conversion? ROBERT M. 11/10/2003 03:15PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Dan Odenweller 11/13/2003 02:36PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/15/2003 04:12AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Dan Odenweller 11/15/2003 04:54AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 11/15/2003 07:29PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Dan Odenweller 12/12/2003 11:46PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions ROBERT M. 12/13/2003 03:29AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Dan Odenweller 12/13/2003 05:07AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions Dan Odenweller 12/15/2003 02:08PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions. ROBERT M. 12/15/2003 09:09PM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions. Dan Odenweller 12/20/2003 12:08AM
Re: Torpedo and torpedo tube dimensions. Natter 08/28/2011 04:19PM


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