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Mark 12 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1928–1945
Used by Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Naval Torpedo Station[1]
Designed 1928[1]
Manufacturer Naval Torpedo Station[1]
Number built 200
Specifications
Weight 3505 pounds[1]
Length 271 inches[1]
Diameter 21 inches[1]

Effective range 7000-15,000 yards[1]
Warhead Mk 11, TNT[1]
Warhead weight 500 pounds[1]
Detonation
mechanism
Mk 3, Mod 1 contact exploder[1]

Engine Turbine[1]
Speed 27-44 knots[1]
Guidance
system
Gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Destroyers[1]

The Mark 12 torpedo was a destroyer-launched anti-surface ship torpedo used by the United States Navy in World War II.[1] It was developed and manufactured by the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, Rhode Island, which built 200 units. The Mark 12 was similar to the Mark 11 torpedo, but with a lower high speed setting of 44 knots versus 46 knots.

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