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Live 21" Torpedo - Now Disposed Of

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Back in April I had the good fortune to dive a complete 21" torpedo that had been found during a recent survey. Naturally I scanned it but have been sitting on the 3D model until after the RN could pay it a visit and deal with the high explosive.

3D model of the torpedo

The engine and drive train section, the air tanks/pressure vessel and the warhead had all become detached from one another.

No idea of the exact Mk or age, but gut feeling says it was pre-war. Its now been blown up but digitally preserved.

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Nice, amazing what can be done nowadays.

When I was young in the stone-age we had to use ocre and the tail of a sabretooth tiger as a brush.

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48 minutes ago, SimonBrown said:

No idea of the exact Mk or age, but gut feeling says it was pre-war. Its now been blown up but digitally preserved.

So nothing salvaged? 

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2 hours ago, MatchFuzee said:

So nothing salvaged? 

No. It was a scan only dive and it would have been an entirely different exercise to try and lift bits. Besides, folks tend to get a bit twitchy if you start interfering with live ordnance. Even if its separated and in bits.

Chances are the really interesting bit - engine and drive end of the torpedo - may well have survived. 

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