Mark 10 torpedo

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Mark 10 torpedo
TypeAnti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service1915–1945
Used by United States Navy
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerE. W. Bliss Company and Naval Torpedo Station[1]
Designed1915[1]
ManufacturerNaval Torpedo Station[1][1]
VariantsMod 3[2]
Specifications
Weight2215 pounds[1]
Length195 inches[1]
Diameter21 inches[1]

Effective range3500 yards[1]
WarheadMk 10 Mod 3, TNT[1]
Warhead weight497 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 3 contact exploder[1]

EngineSteam turbine[1]
PropellantAlcohol[1]
Speed36 knots[1]
Guidance
system
gyro, straight running[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]
 
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Mark 10 torpedo
TypeAnti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service1915–1945
Used by United States Navy
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerE. W. Bliss Company and Naval Torpedo Station[1]
Designed1915[1]
ManufacturerNaval Torpedo Station[1][1]
VariantsMod 3[2]
Specifications
Weight2215 pounds[1]
Length195 inches[1]
Diameter21 inches[1]

Effective range3500 yards[1]
WarheadMk 10 Mod 3, TNT[1]
Warhead weight497 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 3 contact exploder[1]

EngineSteam turbine[1]
PropellantAlcohol[1]
Speed36 knots[1]
Guidance
system
gyro, straight running[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]


The Mark 10 torpedo was a torpedo first put into use by the United States in 1915 and used as the primary torpedo in the R-class and S-class submarines.[3] It used alcohol-water steam propulsion.[4] It was succeeded by the problematic Mark 14 torpedo, but remained in service in S-boats & fleet submarines through the Pacific War.[5] The Mark 10 featured the largest payload of any torpedo developed at that time.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Torpedo History: Torpedo Mk10". Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "United States of America Torpedoes Pre-World War II". Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mk 10 Submarine-Launched Anti-Surface Torpedo"
  4. ^ "NEWPORT AND NAVY TORPEDOES - AN ENDURING LEGACY"
  5. ^ Blair, Clay, Jr. Silent Victory (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975).