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MK-14 Submarine Torpedo

 
 
MK-14 Submarine Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. MK-14 Submarine Torpedo Marker
Inscription.  
The MK-14 torpedo was developed in the 1930's on a very meager budget. These torpedoes were successfully deployed during World War II, destroying more than four million tons of Japanese shipping.

Early in the war the MK-14 proved to be very inaccurate and often failed to explode on impact. By mid-1943 frantic research and testing had corrected the depth control and the exploder unit design, making the MK-14 submarine torpedo a very reliable weapon.
 
Erected 1984 by U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, Kansas Chapter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 41.412′ N, 97° 20.699′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Submariners On Eternal Patrol Since World War II (here, next to this marker); Dorado SS (248) (here, next to this marker);
MK-14 Submarine Torpedo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. MK-14 Submarine Torpedo and Marker
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USN Armed Guard (a few steps from this marker); United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (a few steps from this marker); Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Remember Pearl Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. MK-14 Submarine Torpedo in Brief History of Torpedo Development. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. US Navy Ordnance Pamphlet 635, Torpedoes Mark 14 and 23 Types. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
U.S. Submariner Memorials at Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. U.S. Submariner Memorials at Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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