March 19, 2020

FISH LAUNCH IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA: The destroyer USS Mustin launches a torpedo during an anti-submarine exercise. Photo taken March 14, 2020. Torpedoes devastated Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In the 21st century torpedoes remain a threat — here’s a 2008 photo showing a USN cruiser practicing torpedo evasion maneuvers somewhere in the Indian Ocean. This post from 2013 discusses the Navy’s purchase of “upgraded” anti-submarine torpedoes. This second military technology post –from 2016– discusses defensive measures against wake-homing torpedoes. Both post are detailed– worth reading if you want to know something about modern war at sea.

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