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Cpt_Walrus
07-06-2005, 12:09 PM
Was the external torpedos on WWII subs stored outside the sub?..I've been looking @ pictures of subs from WWII and cannot see any torpedos stored on the external of the sub.Have any of you guys got pics of the way external torpedos were stored?..please all you naval experts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif out there help explain that to me..please,pretty please http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

AVGWarhawk
07-06-2005, 12:19 PM
Yes, they were outside. In the deck they made waterproof boxes with lids that were flush with the deck. When any soul was brave enough to get it out, the boat would have to be surfaced, plate removed and a crane type derrick to houst it out and down the torpedo chute entering the torpdedo room. Most stopped using the external stores as it took calm seas and hours to make the move. Most commanders asked that they not load them at all.

Kaiser_W
07-06-2005, 12:19 PM
They were under the deckplating.

Cragger
07-06-2005, 12:22 PM
Their in watertight canisters beneath the deckgrates between the outter casing and pressure hull. The two bulges on the rear of the Type IX are the rear external torpedos.

They where loaded by erecting a stowable winch on the conning tower then angling the torpedo down thru the loading hatch. It was hard exhausting work and could only be done in very calm weather, the u-boat generally taking shelter in small coves.

Also the U-boat could not submerge while doing this lengthy process, it could possibly if the torpedo had not started to be lowered into the boat or if that step had just been completed. Though the winch would have to be left up and it would take time for all the crew to clear the deck and get below.

legodragonxp
07-06-2005, 12:23 PM
They were in sealed containers under the decking. You had to left or remove the decking, pull the torpedo out of the container. Open the reloading door. Angle the torpedo down in to the torpedo room and slide it in. From there the crew loads as normal. The deck crew storing or disposing of the empty storage container and replacing the decking.

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2731/externals5lf.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

-Lego

Mylo42
07-06-2005, 03:24 PM
Is it safe to assume that the U-Boat would have to be stopped for this transfer to take place ? I always stop my boat when I'm taking on the external stores and will only do it when the weather is such that it permits me to man the AA gun, but the game allows you to do it regardless of weather or speed.

stinkhammer6
07-06-2005, 08:58 PM
as soon as I am done doing my attack run, I bring in all externals so Im maxed out with fish and not forget about them sitting out there and not have them inside right when I need just one more fish, this is that sort of time when a passenger liner would come along at 2 knots and you find yourself beating your head against the bridge for being an idiot.

Cpt_Walrus
07-06-2005, 10:34 PM
Thanx guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif...now I learnt something new again.

Kaiser_W
07-06-2005, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by Cragger:
Their in watertight canisters beneath the deckgrates between the outter casing and pressure hull. The two bulges on the rear of the Type IX are the rear external torpedos.

They where loaded by erecting a stowable winch on the conning tower then angling the torpedo down thru the loading hatch. It was hard exhausting work and could only be done in very calm weather, the u-boat generally taking shelter in small coves.

Also the U-boat could not submerge while doing this lengthy process, it could possibly if the torpedo had not started to be lowered into the boat or if that step had just been completed. Though the winch would have to be left up and it would take time for all the crew to clear the deck and get below.

It's kind of ironic, I can't use the deck gun with 10 inch waves, but I can reload my external torpedoes in 7 minutes flat while riding a tsunami.

maxpower2
07-06-2005, 11:28 PM
THAT DRAWING LOOKS JUST LIKE HOW LA class boats load theirs. with an angled shipping tray, lowered into the room then the weapon moved with hydraulic "rabbits" to where ever it needs to go.

boomers use a large crane that drops the weapon vertically through 4 decks. it stops half way between the galley and the room, is then strapped on with a nomex like strap to the shipping tray and then the tray is lowered into the room. however, boomers dont have hydraulic rabbits. its all cranked manually through gearing. after a while it sucks... alot. great work out though.

**** i miss being a TM!!

basiliobis
07-07-2005, 02:58 AM
I would suggest to take a lookhere (http://www.u-boote-online.de/waffen/torpedos.php?location=uboote) and to click on the green arrow inside the picture

netherways
07-07-2005, 03:35 AM
Basiliobis,

I must say that your link there has to be the most comprihensive answer to any question ever posted on this forum.

Good one! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Alex

Rick614
07-07-2005, 03:57 AM
maxpower2, what the heck would a boomer do with a torpedo?

Cpt_Walrus
07-07-2005, 05:22 AM
Thanx,"basiliobis" thats a cool site http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dr. Bones
07-07-2005, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by Rick614:
maxpower2, what the heck would a boomer do with a torpedo?

All boomers carry torpedoes for self-defense, IIRC. And if you're referring to Maxpower's quote about the LA class loading their fish the same way, those (aka the 688 class) are fast-attack boats.

ShinyBaldy
07-07-2005, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Bones:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rick614:
maxpower2, what the heck would a boomer do with a torpedo?

All boomers carry torpedoes for self-defense, IIRC. And if you're referring to Maxpower's quote about the LA class loading their fish the same way, those (aka the 688 class) are fast-attack boats. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The boomers can probably deliver a pretty good attack themselves can't they? big silent buggers.