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  Torpedo - LoveToKnow 1911
The stem orifice had a water-tight cover, which was removed on the torpedo being placed in the tube and the inner door closed; then, sufficient impulse being imparted to eject the torpedo, and its machinery being set in motion at the same time, it darted forward towards the enemy.
She entered the bay at night, and first discharged her bow torpedo at the ironclad, which missed; she then fired a broadside torpedo, which struck and exploded against the bow of the "Aquidaban." It caused a great shock on board, throwing an officer on the bridge into the water.
Tactics for torpedo attack in such circumstances have not therefore been laid down, and it is only necessary to consider the positions which are advantageous for the use of this weapon, and, conversely, what should be avoided when a vessel, finding herself overmatched in gunnery, seeks to redress the balance with torpedoes.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Torpedo   (5541 words)

Torpedoes could be launched from tubes aboard vessels of various sizes, including the new, highly touted but ineffectual torpedo boats.
The British perfected the spar torpedo where an electronically fired explosive charge was placed on the end of a forty foot long spar that projected ten feet under water outward from the hull of the "attacking" vessel.
The torpedo required the development of counter-measures, caused an alteration of tactics, and was useful as a weapon of terror.
www.spanamwar.com /torpedo.htm   (957 words)

 Wikinfo | Torpedo
Torpedoes are weapons that may be launched from submarines, surface ships, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, and from unmanned naval mines.
They are also used as parts of other weapons; the Mark 46 torpedo used by the United States becomes the warhead section of the ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) and the Captor mine uses a submerged sensor platform that releases a torpedo when a hostile contact is detected.
The three major torpedoes in the US Navy inventory are the Mark 48 heavyweight torpedo, the Mark 46 lightweight and the Mark 50 advanced lightweight.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=torpedo   (810 words)

 USS Bowfin - Torpedo Tubes
Torpedo tubes on U.S. submarines in World War II were basically large naval guns that used compressed air rather than explosives to eject their projectiles.
One marked difference between any torpedo tube and a gun is that the torpedo itself is self-propelling; the tube generally supplies only the initial impetus for the torpedo.
The gyro angles in all torpedoes in one nest of torpedo tubes are set by the gyro setting indicator-regulator, shown at left.
www.bowfin.org /website/bowfin/bowfin_systems/torpedo_tubes/torpedo_tubes.htm   (828 words)

 MkXIII torpedo
Torpedo attacks, however, ordinarily are not made against well-defended units, unless supporting attack is made simultaneously by other types of planes to divide the enemy antiaircraft fire.
When the torpedo is released, action of the lanyard and toggle trips the starting lever, but a water trip delay valve serves to prevent the combustion flask from lighting off until water entry.
To drive the torpedo through the water, this thrust must be taken from the propeller shafts and applied to the shell of the torpedo.
www.pt-boat.com /torpedo/torpedo.html   (3937 words)

 TORPEDOES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
BACK TO The automobile torpedo was the most deadly and feared naval weapon from its inception in 1866 until the explosion of the Atomic bomb in 1945.
In the 1950’s a superb collection of torpedoes on display at the Torpedo Experimental Establishment at HMS Vernon was scrapped, despite the pleas of the engineers who had built up the collection[1].
These items are to be added to the torpedoes and torpedo components currently in the Nothe Fort, Weymouth, making it one of the foremost collections in the UK.
www.weymouthdiving.co.uk /torpedoes.htm   (382 words)

Adult torpedoes are usually 2 to 5 feet long or a little longer, and heavy for their size.
And it seems that the young are born offshore, for the smallest torpedo yet recorded from American inshore waters (from New Jersey) was about 2 feet (610 mm.) long.
The torpedo is of no commercial value nowadays, but its liver oil was considered equal to the best sperm for illuminating purposes before the use of kerosene oil was general.
www.gma.org /fogm/Torpedo_nobiliana.htm   (1145 words)

 Torpedo Alley Game - ArcadeTown.com
Press the mouse button to fire a torpedo upward toward the surface.
Since it takes your crew some time to reload the torpedo tubes, you are allowed a maximum of one torpedo at a time in each direction.
Your sub has a limited supply of fuel and torpedoes, and must be re-supplied frequently.
www.arcadetown.com /torpedoalley/index.asp   (196 words)

 Brennan Torpedo
The torpedo as a weapon of harbour defence was also used by the Americans in their Civil War.
In 1881 the torpedo was inspected by the Admiralty at Woolwich.
Between 1883 and 1885 the R.E. held trials and in 1886 the torpedo was recommended for adoption as a harbour defence torpedo.
www.palmerstonforts.org.uk /fortlog/brenn.htm   (691 words)

 MK-50 Torpedo
Torpedoes are self-propelled guided projectiles that operate underwater and are designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target.
The MK 50 torpedo was developed as the next generation lightweight torpedo to gradually replace the existing MK 46 torpedo as the Navy's primary ASW weapon for aircraft (fixed wing and helicopters) and surface ships.
A number of the exercise torpedo firings were considered "no-tests" because of operator errors in pre-setting and employing the torpedo; however they were in fact significant for suitability reasons.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/mk-50.htm   (958 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Torpedo
Torpedo (version 3) was released as part of the fifteenth series (1998) in the Navy Assault Unit three pack with Shipwreck (v3) and Wet-Suit (v5).
Torpedo came with a fl helmet, a fl harpoon rifle, two fl flippers, and a fl battle stand.
Torpedo (version 3) is a complete repaint made from the same mold as Wet-Suit (v3) (1992).
www.yojoe.com /action/98/torpedo3.shtml   (88 words)

 Torpedo Boats
The development of German torpedo boats of World War II was centered around the classic concept of using those kind of ships similar to World War I. The key idea was to execute torpedo attacks on other, bigger surface vessels as it was done during the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
While the first new torpedo boats build after World War I were basically small destroyers with an adequate mix of artillery and torpedo armament, those designs build in the mid 1930s were totally focused on torpedo attacks.
The Torpedo boats were used in several different ways, for escort duty, mine laying, surface patrols or U-boat training, of the 51 ships build, only 12 survived the war.
www.german-navy.de /kriegsmarine/ships/torpedoboats/index.html   (270 words)

 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
On the other hand, the torpedo tube is the submarine's general purpose launcher, and the only one capable of being reloaded while submerged.
The more recent designs of submarine torpedo tube may even be used for more than one size of torpedo, as well as other munitions including mines and cruise missiles.
On these boats a set of smaller tubes were dedicated to firing torpedoes, while the larger tubes were intended to fire a wide variety of munitions.
www.wikiworld.biz /torpedo_tube   (352 words)

A torpedo is self-propelled underwater missile launched from a tube located on the deck or inside the hull of a warship.
Bushnell's torpedo comprised an explosive charge fixed to an enemy hull and was set-off by a clockwork fuse.
Torpedoes in 1914 carried a contact-triggered explosive warhead and had a range of 10,000 metres and could travel at 41 knots.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWtorpedo.htm   (334 words)

The forward and after torpedo rooms are the preferred sleeping quarters for the enlisted men because the rooms are not subject to through traffic and are both quieter and cooler than the main crew berthing compartment amidships (between the noisy mess deck and the hot, noisy engine rooms).
Aiming information is transmitted from the Torpedo Data Computer (see TDC) located in the Conning Tower, and is dialed into the gyro system by means of a shaft or spindle that engages a square socket on the side of the torpedo.
Because torpedoes can turn through more than 90 degrees after launching and because torpedoes can be launched from either end of the boat it is possible to shoot in any direction without changing the submarine's course.
www.usscod.org /ftor.html   (975 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Torpedo
Torpedo was released carded as part of the second series (1983).
Torpedo came with a fl harpoon gun, a gray and orange backpack, and two gray flippers.
Torpedo's entire body was re-used in 1997 to create Torpedo (v2) and in 2001 to create Wet Down.
www.yojoe.com /action/83/torpedo.shtml   (267 words)

 Torpedo Watch: Risk Disclosure
Torpedo Watch, Torpedo Watch Stock Tracker, and Torpedo Update are trademarks and service marks of Jefferson Investment Management Company and are used under license.
Torpedo Watch™ is for informational purposes only, and is not a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any security, or that any investment strategy discussed is suitable for all investors.
Torpedo Watch, LLC and all individuals affiliated with Torpedo Watch, LLC assume no responsibilities for your trading and investment results.
www.torpedowatch.com /page/tpo/aboutus/risk-disclosure.html   (3551 words)

Torpedo software simplifies technique instruction by serving as a resource for the experienced coach and an advisor to the beginning coach.
Torpedo is available in personal and team versions.
The personal version is designed for age-group through masters swimmers who want to track their own skill development; parents who want to learn more about their child's sport; and coaches or directors of swim programs who want to sample the Torpedo system.
swimmingtechnology.com /torpedo.htm   (114 words)

 Anti-Torpedo Nets
On 22 September, the torpedo vessel Vesuvius fired an old pattern 16in torpedo with a 91lb charge from her bow submerged tube against the nets which were still rigged 30ft from the ship's side.
One torpedo, however, which exploded in the nets near the bow, produced a leak in the torpedo room, and another damaged the compartment forward of the collision bulkhead, the nets having yielded to such an extent that the explosion took place near the hull.
The two last torpedoes that struck the ship were fired at close range against the unprotected stern: they damaged the rudder and produced a serious leak under the quarterdeck, so that the aft end of the ship sank until it touched the bottom.
www.gwpda.org /naval/nets.htm   (3419 words)

 JoeCustoms.com > Figures > G.I. Joe > Torpedo
Torpedo was the man in charge of S.E.A.L. Team Eight and was personally responsible for leading many top secret operations behind enemy lines.
Torpedo followed his orders, but became disturbed when their objectives appeared to have hostages...and the hostages appeared to be Americans.
Just as Torpedo finished his last physical therapy appointment and was prepared to return to a desk job, something he wanted no part of, General Clayton Abernathy caught up with him.
www.joecustoms.com /customs/customs_specific_item.php?kind=figure&id=5071   (642 words)

 Core Torpedo Launcher description
Torpedo Launcher has 33% extra range (400 vs 600) and the torpedoes will do a lot more damage (400 vs 1000).
Torpedo Launcher is built by the Advanced Construction Sub and the Torpedo Launcher by the Construction Ship the Adv.
Torpedo Launcher be finished a fraction faster than the Torpedo Launcher.
www.planetannihilation.com /taug/core/c_torpedo.htm   (200 words)

 TORPEDO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This Thursday members of Torpedo and Thomas Wernberg of Selectricity perform an experimental soundtrack for the silent movie "Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans".
She is the lucky winner of the Torpedo competition at www.bandlist.dk.
Torpedo's CD '4PLAY' is 'Demo of the month' in the December edition of GAffa's 'Båndsalat'.
www.torpedoweb.com   (1162 words)

 Torpedo Room
Originally she had a torpedo tube forward, one aft, and two to port and two to starboard.
However, the torpedo system used during the Spanish American War was highly ineffective, with a range of less than 1000 yards, and limited aiming ability.
As a result, the torpedo tubes and their mechanisms were removed in the refit of the vessel completed in 1902.
www.spanamwar.com /olympiatourtorpedo.htm   (317 words)

 Torpedo Factory Art Center
In Alexandria, Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac River, a torpedo factory was turned into an arts center -- the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
For the next five years submarine and aircraft torpedoes (missiles) were produced there around the clock.
The torpedo in the picture is on display in the main hall.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/va/torpedo_1   (225 words)

 »Torpedo Run« The Road Rally Across Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Torpedo Run is one of the most spectacular rallies in the world.
This years’ Torpedo Run will be held between 22nd September 2006 and 24th September 2006.
Highlight of the Torpedo Run in 2006 is the "holy" automotive proving ground of Papenburg (Germany), which is usually closed for public access.
www.torpedorun.com   (191 words)

 Lovatts Crossword Trivia - Torpedo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The original torpedo was the electric ray, a flat-fish capable of sending out a powerful shock which spread to the surrounding area.
Nowadays a torpedo does not have to be fish-like as they can also be launched from the air.
A long sandwich is sometimes called a torpedo because of its size and shape.
www.lovatts.com.au /trivia/wordsandphrases/trivia_wp55_torpedo.htm   (149 words)

 Torpedo Boats
Torpedo Boats were fast, light surface craft armed with torpedoes that were developed at the end of the 19th century.
As torpedoes could destroy large warships this boats became an important feature of all navies in the period before the First World War.
Those torpedo boats built after 1910 tended to be equipped with searchlights and machine-guns.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWtorpedoB.htm   (161 words)

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