Asked in Military Equipment
What is a torpedo launcher called?
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.