torpedo tube


Definition of torpedo tube

: a tube from which torpedoes are fired

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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 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

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circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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