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Mark 37 Electric Torpedo

Bowfin Park

 
 
Mark 37 Electric Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
1. Mark 37 Electric Torpedo Marker
Inscription. This high-performance, submarine-launched weapon is considered to be the first successful torpedo developed for use against other submarines. The Mark 37 was designed to swim out of a 21-inch torpedo tube, to which it remained attached by a length of wire. The wire allowed the torpedo to be "steered" to the target from inside the submarine. The Mark 37 was also equipped with a sophisticated homing system which utilized both active and passive sonar. Several versions of this torpedo saw service in the U.S. Navy from the late 1950's through the early 1980s before being replaced by the more advanced Mark 28.

Weight-1,700 lbs.; Length-13.5 feet; Diameter-19 inches.
 
Location. 21° 22.098′ N, 157° 56.328′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Arizona Memorial Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Seawolf (SS-197) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Swordfish (SS-193) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Tang (SS-306) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Wahoo (SS-238) (within shouting
Mark 37 Electric Torpedo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
2. Mark 37 Electric Torpedo
distance of this marker); Mark 14 Steam-Driven Torpedo (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Bowfin (SS287) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Submarine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaiten (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Sign at the entrance to the Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
3. Sign at the entrance to the Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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