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Mark 8 Torpedo

Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by Steve Shelley, Apr 18, 2017.

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Know anything about Torpedos?

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  1. Steve Shelley

    Steve Shelley New Member

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    I just found this forum.

    I recently made the very unusual purchase of a Mark 8 Torpedo. It's in excellent condition and now sitting quietly in my garage.

    From what I understand, she is complete with gyro, radial engine, etc.

    I'd love to know more about these Torpedos, how they were powered, armed, controlled, etc. there isn't a lot of information about these Torpedos available and I'd love to make contact with someone who knows about them.

    I live in Sydney Australia.

    Steve.
     
  2. Takao

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    See this page.
    21-inch Torpedo Mk.VIII (Demonstrator)

    Have you tried contacting the Royal Navy Submarine Museum?
    Royal Navy Submarine Museum

    In Australia, you could also try contacting the Australian National Maritime Museum, Holbrook Submarine Museum, or the Western Australian Museum - Maritime. The first and third have Oberon class submarines on display, while the second has the upper hull casing and sail of an Oberon on display. If they don't have the information you are looking for, they should at least be able to point you in the right direction to find it.
     
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    Is it the U.S. Bliss-Leavitt Mk. 8 or the British Mk. VIII ?
     
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    Wonderful. Thank you so much for your advice. I enjoyed reading the information in the first link.

    Very appreciated.

    Steve.
     
  6. Steve Shelley

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    I presume it's the British Mk 8. Can you tell me please?
     

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    Welcome Steve!
     
  8. Steve Shelley

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    Thank you Yugoslav.
     
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    Looks like a British Mk8.
     
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    yep, the shroud around the props looks like a British Mk. VIII, quite different from the US Mk. 8.
     
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    The British Mark VIII, AFAIK, used a 4-cylinder radial engine, the American Mark 8 used a steam turbine.

    That is why I gave him British sources rather than American.
     
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    The prop shroud is removable. I'll get some photos with the prop exposed.
     

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