torpedo tube


Definition of torpedo tube

: a tube from which torpedoes are fired

Examples of torpedo tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Debris including a torpedo tube surrounds the wreck. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "Wreck of U-Boat Sunk Off English Coast During WWI Explored for the First Time," 10 Aug. 2020 The torpedo tubes will launch heavyweight guided torpedoes for use against other submarines and surface ships. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Unveils Laika, Its Next-Gen Nuclear Attack Submarine," 24 Feb. 2020 One theory is that the motor allows the weapon capsule to swim out of submarine torpedo tubes because Iranian midget submarines are not equipped with a means to eject an unpowered capsule. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Iran Shows off Unusual Ship-Killing Torpedo/Missile Combination," 28 Feb. 2019 Each Sang-O has two 533-millimeter torpedo tubes to carry heavyweight anti-ship or anti-submarine torpedoes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "That Time the U.S. Navy Sank a Fake, Yellow, North Korean Submarine," 6 Feb. 2019 The three Seawolf submarines weigh 9,138 tons submerged, practically fly underwater at 35 knots, are equipped with eight torpedo tubes, and can dive to 2,000 feet. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy’s Next Attack Submarine Will Be Big, Expensive," 22 Oct. 2018 The submarines had six 533-millimeter torpedo tubes in the bow and could sail to a maximum depth of 980 feet. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Lost Argentine Submarine Found One Year After Disappearance," 19 Nov. 2018 The S-80s are armed with six 533-millimeter torpedo tubes capable of launching German DM2A4 Seahake guided torpedoes, American Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Spain’s Newest Submarine is Too Big For Port," 19 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of torpedo tube

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Torpedo tube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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