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 Author  Topic: Loading Torrpedos in Tubs.
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 12:02am
Hi Dave,
Maybe the practice heads had rings and warshot warheads did not? I am not really sure. Perhaps some versions were set up with a detachable ring?, like they screwed in? It would be interesting to see these photos if you can locate them. I tell ya, learn something new every day around here!
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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 1:43am
Hey Guys, I spoke with Mr. Herb Jenne, TM/2c who served with Ron 24. he said he remembers seeing the ring on the dummy warheads only. They used the ring to tie onto when pulling the torpedoes after they were fired. Hope this helps some.


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David Waples

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I've seen too many photos of torpedoes with rings on them. I know I've seen photos of the warheads with a round plate with lots of holes around the perimeter of the plate. Same size as the one with the ring on it.

I'm curious about the photos of the tubes with the retaining systems. Is this a cover over the tube or is there no ring? It has to be one or the other. This is key because I need to figure out if I'm going with a bronze warhead or a painted tube cover. Look at the following pictures. The one in color clearly shows bronze warheads. Any thoughts?
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Frank Andruss

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank Andruss   Send Email To Frank Andruss Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 7:04am
Hard to tell Dave from the photo of PT-61. To me that appears to be the torpedo covers in place, but after blowing up the photo, it was tough to really see. I am not sure if they had bronze war heads or not.


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Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 11:58am
I think most, if not all, of the noses of the Mark VIII torpedoes I've seen in photos of the fish in their tubes in the forward (combat) areas -- "warshot warheads" as Jerry called them -- don't have towing rings or "nipples" on them -- I seem to remember they're smooth and feature-less.


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This is a MK18 with the cover fitted. It's probably a Mod 1, as it is on a 77' boat.



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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 7:32pm
Drew, do you have some examples you can share? I can't find anything. I know I've seen one before but I'll be damned if I can find anything now.

Update..

So are we looking at a warhead? Or are we looking at a cover?


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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 9:27pm
I'd say warhead.

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 10:27pm
Has anyone else noticed that looks like half of a bikini top? You need a full frontal shot to get the total effect though.



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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 - 11:43pm
Hey Will, I call them warheads too, I was just trying to differentiate between practice warheads and the warheads with explosives inside them.. What is the correct terminology to use? Jerry

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