|Bliss-Leavitt Mark 6 torpedo|
|Type||Anti-surface ship torpedo|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||United States Navy|
|Designer||Frank McDowell Leavitt|
|Manufacturer||E. W. Bliss Company|
|Weight||approximately 1800 pounds|
|Diameter||17.7 inches (45 centimeters)|
|Effective range||2000 yards|
|War Nose Mk 5 contact exploder|
|Destroyers and cruisers|
The Bliss-Leavitt Mark 6 torpedo was a Bliss-Leavitt torpedo developed and produced by the E. W. Bliss Company in 1911. It employed a main engine that was a horizontal turbine rather than the vertical turbine used on all other Bliss-Leavitt torpedoes. The Mark 6's depth and gyro controls were also combined into one integrated unit. About 100 units were manufactured by E.W. Bliss. The Mark 6 and all other torpedoes designed before Bliss-Leavitt Mark 7 torpedo, were considered obsolete and withdrawn from service in 1922.
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- "United States of America, Torpedoes Pre-World War II". http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WTUS_PreWWII.htm. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
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