Mark 27 torpedo

Mark 27 torpedo

The Mark 27 torpedo was the first of the United States Navy 19-inch (48-cm) submarine-launched torpedoes.[1] This electrically propelled torpedo was 125 inches (3.175 m) long and weighed 1174 pounds (534 kg).[1] The torpedo employed a passive acoustic guidance system and was intended for both submarine and surface targets.[1] Nicknamed "Cutie" [2] by submarine crews, the Mark 27 entered service in 1944. The torpedo was classified as obsolete in the 1960s.[1]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Kurak, September 1966, p.145
  2. ^ http://www.maritime.org/wish-mk27.htm

References

  • Kurak, Steve (September 1966). The U. S. Navy's Torpedo Inventory. United States Naval Institute Proceedings. 

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