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Mark 10 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1915–1945
Used by  United States Navy
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer E. W. Bliss Company and Naval Torpedo Station[1]
Designed 1915[1]
Manufacturer Naval Torpedo Station[1][1]
Variants Mod 3[2]
Specifications
Weight 2215 pounds[1]
Length 195 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective range 3500 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 10 Mod 3, TNT[1]
Warhead weight 497 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 3 contact exploder[1]

Engine Steam turbine[1]
Propellant Alcohol[1]
Speed 36 knots[1]
Guidance
system
gyro, straight running[1]
Launch
platform
Submarines[1]

The Mark 10 torpedo was a torpedo first put into use by the United States in 1915 and used as the primary torpedo in the R-class and S-class submarines.[3] It used alcohol-water steam propulsion.[4] It was succeeded by the problematic Mark 14 torpedo, but remained in service in S-boats & fleet submarines through the Pacific War.[5] The Mark 10 featured the largest payload of any torpedo developed at that time.[1]

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