Generally speaking while the torpedo's explosive package does do damage, most are designed to explode very close to the target boat and create a "void" in he water causing the ship to buckle under its own structural pressure. In other words, it makes a HUGE bubble under the boat and it sinks. Torpedoes are set to detonate at a certain range and depth; ideally at the centre of a ship. The blast created lifts the ship at this point before the downward movement from the 'void' breaks the spine of the ship. Torpedoes do not actually 'hit' a ship.
The torpedo does not actually "hit" a ship because it explodes underneath the vessel. This creates steam (essentially) in enormous amounts of pressure that lifts up the ship and smacks it back down, while at the same time the explosion is striking the ships hull. This is why, in videos, you see the ship being lifted upward and dropped. One slight exception is the MK 48 using CBASS, which gives the operator a choice to strike the target or explode underneath. We'd use the strike method if there is not enough metal on the ship (fishing boats, modern aluminum made structures etc). This is usually detected by either visual confirmation or a weak acoustic signature if a submarine goes active. The MK48 is also used on surface ships (I have no experience with their systems as I was a bubblehead). My last command was the USS HARTFORD, I retired from the Navy as STSC(SS/AW). Anchors Aweigh!
It is estimated that about 22 Union ships were sunk by Confederate torpedoes. There were also about 12 ships that were seriously damaged by torpedoes.
Torpedoes have a motor that turns a propeller. They may have a number of homing devices that home in on a target based on radar or sonar. They are fired at the enemy using a complex formula of speed, range, and motion of the target. Once they are under the target, they explode, causing damage to their target.
Russian torpedo boat destroyers stored their torpedoes in their torpedo tubes on deck during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904.
Mostly in the ocean.
The submarine fired its torpedoes at the shark and they hit it in an instant.
Torpedoes are used to sink ships and submarines.
Torpedoes is a common noun.
how are torpedoes used present day?
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The word torpedoes is a common plural noun. It does not need an apostrophe.The torpedoes had been loaded.If torpedoes 'owns' something in the sentence, it needs an apostrophe.The tornadoes' paths continued straight.
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Torpedoes are built by factories using explosives, mechanisms, and propellers.
Torpedo is the singular form for the plural torpedoes.
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