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Torpedo ID?

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Skua, Sep 21, 2007.

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    Skua New Member

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    I found this torpedo next to the entrance to the torpedo battery at Oscarsborg Fortress ( the entrance is to the left ), and I was wondering what kind of torpedo it was and if it was of the same kind used to sink Blücher in 1940. Does anybody know?
     
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    The much maligned wikipedia has this to say

    Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscarsborg_festning
     
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    It could very well be a Whitehead. It could be a locally produced version as well, Norway produced torpedoes which I think are based on the Whitehead. The coastal fortresses did also receive British torpedoes, of a type I don't know, right after WWII, which were operative well into the 80's.

    Blücher was most likely sunk by a Whitehead torpedo, but it seems likely based on the information I have gathered so far that the torpedo in the picture could be of the unknown British kind.
     

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