# Category:Torpedo (US)

From The Dreadnought Project

This article is a start at cataloguing the American torpedoes as I have done for the British.

## Torpedoes

In 1914 (1918?), the Americans enumerated their present torpedoes as follows:^{[1]}

Type | Mark | Len | Diam | Knots | Range yards |
Pressure psi |
Gun Cotton pounds |
Firing Weight pounds |
Gyro Mark | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Howell | I | 11ft 1.75in | obsolete | |||||||

Whitehead | I,II,III | 3.55m | 45cm | obsolete | ||||||

I mod 1 | 5.00m | 27.5 | 1,000 | 1350 | 220 | 1161 | I mod 1 | |||

II | 5.00m | 27.5 | 1,500 | 1500 | 132 | 1220 | I mod 1 | |||

III | 3.55m | 20.0 | 800 | 2250 | 132 | — | II mod 2 | |||

Bliss-Leavitt | IV | 5.00m | 30.0 | 2,000 | 2250 | 138 | 1547 | IV mod 3 | ||

IV mod 1 | 5.00m | 29.0 | 3,000 | 2250 | 200 | 1547 | II mod 2 | |||

Whitehead | V | 5.20m | 27/40 | 4,000/1,000 | 2100 | 200 | 1452 | I mod 2 | ||

V mod 1 | 29/40 | |||||||||

V mod 2-3 | ||||||||||

V mod 4 | 29/41 | 2150 | I mod 3 | |||||||

Bliss-Leavitt | VI | 30 | 3,000 | 2250 | 200 | 1536 | VI | |||

VII | 32 | 4,000 | 1540 | VII | ||||||

I mod 2 | 5.00m | 21-in | 26 | 3,500 | 180 | 1900 | IV | |||

II mod 1 | 1900 | V mod 1 | ||||||||

III | 26-28 | 318 | 1928 | V mod 2 | ||||||

VIII | 21ft | 26-28 | 300 | 10,000 | — | VIII | ||||

IX | 5.00m | 27 | 200 | 7,000 | — | VIII |

As late as August-September 1919, the Bliss torpedo factory was still producing twelve after-bodies per day, but the matching air vessel stocks were 300 units behind owing to difficulties in the Bethlehem Steel supplier. At the time of the Armistice, there were 3,000 torpedoes on order, with just 600 eventually cancelled.^{[2]}

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## Footnotes

- ↑ US Navy.
*The Ship and Gun Drills, 1914*, p. 146. - ↑
*Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1919*. p. 88.

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