torpedo tube


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n torpedo tube a tube near the waterline of a vessel through which a torpedo is fired
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Torpedo tube (Nav) A tube fixed below or near the water line through which a torpedo is fired, usually by a small charge of gunpowder. On torpedo vessels the tubes are on deck and usually in broadside, on larger vessels usually submerged in broadside and fitted with a movable shield which is pushed out from the vessel's side to protect the torpedo until clear, but formerly sometimes in the bow. In submarine torpedo boats they are in the bow.
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In literature:

In "launching-trays" by the side of the tubes were eight torpedoes with their deadly war-heads attached.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
We accordingly hauled down the signal again and cleared for action, loading both torpedo tubes as well.
"Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun" by Harry Collingwood
The method of attaching the torpedo-tube to the deck is clearly illustrated in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
As he passed through the "war zone" he kept watch for merchantmen which might be made victims of his torpedo tubes.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
If he could get close enough he might be able to use his torpedo tubes.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
She was 213 feet long, equipped with two guns, four torpedo tubes, and an exceptionally strong wireless outfit.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
It is the same principle as a torpedo tube.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Each cruiser also carried two under-water torpedo tubes ahead and two astern.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
She carried two ordinary torpedo tubes and mounted two 3 in.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
Likewise a torpedo tube.
"Sea-Hounds" by Lewis R. Freeman
All her torpedo tubes had been smashed.
"The Harwich Naval Forces" by E. F. Knight
As his torpedoes left the tubes the U-boat captain barked out an order.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
Well known otherwise as an inventor of submarines, torpedo tubes, etc.
"Jane's All the World's Aircraft" by Various
It is provided, however, with two torpedo tubes, a starboard and a port tube.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
And she does carry torpedo tubes.
"Two Boys of the Battleship" by Frank V. Webster
Still suspicious he ordered the torpedo tubes to be charged and the engines to be reversed.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
He managed to swing a torpedo about and slide it in the tube.
"The Little Washingtons' Travels" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Scarlett was standing by the starboard torpedo tube, while the Dickson brothers, with their backs turned to me, were chuckling delightedly.
"The Secret Service Submarine" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
All are now armed with torpedo tubes.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
Jeans swung our ship slowly into position; the torpedo crew grouped themselves round the bow tube and we waited the exact moment.
"Sant of the Secret Service" by William Le Queux

In news:

A torpedo-tube size pod in Tokyo leaves an average-size American feeling oafishly big.