When a Torpedo Hits a Ship #shorts


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When a Torpedo Hits a Ship #shorts



Torpedo hits can be devastating. Some some miss, some sink and some survive. But what happened during the Battle of Kolombangara is #NotWhatYouThink #NWYT #shorts

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Dark Water – Magnus Ludvigsson

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National Archives

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  1. Modern torpedoes explode under the a ships keel. This creates the water tapping effect where the water explodes with huge force on the ship. This then creates an undersea cavity where the ship drops. This violent up and down is what breaks a ship in half.
    Most WW2 torpedoes were exploding (if they were not failing to) when in contact to the ship. Although this was devastating, an part of the force of explosion was wasted as it was directed to the sea. That is why a ship in WW2 had to be hit with more than one torpedo.

  2. My grandfather was a gunner's mate on "Lucky Lou" during this. That ship earned 11 battle stars throughout WW2! Thank you to the service of our servicemen then and now!

  3. The USS Lexington CV16 and aircraft carrier also was hit by a torpedo. It returned to service in WWII and got the name the gray ghost from the Japanese whom thought it was sunk.

  4. WW2 Torpedo- Hits the side of your ship and detonates on impact. Damage is pretty much solely from the warhead and impact.

    Modern Torpedo- Detonates underneath your ship and creates a water blast that cracks a ship in half. Damage isn't from the warhead but the impact the huge ball of water creates underneath your ship that literally lifts the ship out of the water.

    You can survive the former, you arnt surviving the latter.

  5. Pearl Harbor is a natural deep harbor, meaning it doesn't have to be dredged. Also it is half way between America and Japan. That's why we stole it from the native islanders and put our military there.

  6. The ship that lost its entire front…
    You see the chains?
    They just bent the deck down over it and started ramming waves.

    People were built different back then.

  7. It was said that when the bow on Honolulu was torn loose, it swung around, striking the side of the ship. Wags joked the light cruiser was the only ship to ram herself.