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Old 09-16-2018, 06:23 AM   #1
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Default Accidental torpedo launches?

I was wondering if there are any recorded cases of WWII subs accidentally launching torpedoes, and what the cause of the accident was. Cheers
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:10 PM   #2
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Would make for a very difficult accident. The bow caps and muzzle doors would need to be open and if memory serves they were opened by hand in the torpedo room at that time. I would think that by that time there would be interlocks to prevent such a thing.

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Old 09-20-2018, 09:27 AM   #3
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Not a submarine but USS William D Porter makes for a good read her unfortunate issues shall we say did once culminate in the accidental firing of a torpedo at the battleship USS Iowa while President Roosevelt was on board.

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