torpedo tube


Definition of torpedo tube 

: a tube from which torpedoes are fired

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The location of the fire, in the port bow near the torpedo tubes, made avoiding a torpedo/missile explosion a top priority. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "In 2011, a Russian Submarine Fire Nearly Caused a Nuclear Disaster," 27 Feb. 2018 At the 1:29 mark one of the Northern Fleet ships unmasks a quintuple 533-millimeter torpedo tube launcher and launches a torpedo into the water. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Russian Navy Live Fire Is a Fireworks Display of Weaponry," 10 Jan. 2018 The damage is limited to the front of the craft and suggests that the ship may have hit an ocean mine with its upper deck, which destroyed two torpedo tubes. Smithsonian, "Intact WWI German U-Boat Found Near Belgium," 20 Sep. 2017 Other than the mangled front, the only other damage to the ship that researchers found was two destroyed torpedo tubes. Aric Jenkins, Time, "Explorers Found a Sunken World War I Submarine With 23 Bodies Inside," 19 Sep. 2017 Two torpedo tubes have been destroyed, but the lower tube is intact and closed. Washington Post, "World Digest: Sept. 19, 2017," 19 Sep. 2017 Its 11-foot bronze propeller, guns, torpedo tube and boilers were conclusive evidence that the ship was the McCulloch. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "A Century After Sinking, This Storied Ship Will Remain Underwater," 20 June 2017

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circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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