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Re: Sophisticated sonar.
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: June 22, 2009 12:21AM

Seeker, et al:

You wrote: "The rearwards firing slanted torpedoes were an interesting idea. Too
bad the KM hadn't the sense to adapt his findings."

The Free French submarine SURCOUF went one better......

It's torpedo armament provided four 15.75 inch (400 mm) tubes in a traversing mount
amidships, external to the pressure hull (but reloadable.) The small diameter torpedoes were for use against merchant ships.

Regards,

ROBERT M.

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