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What is a torpedo launcher called?

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February 03, 2011 11:33PM

Torpedoes were originally launched from torpedo boats in the 1870s. Although TBs were still used, by the Russo-Japanese War of 1904, Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) were more effective in launching torpedoes; as well as destroying TBs.

Which is why they were called "destroyers", because they originally were designed to "destroy (kill)" torpedo boats.