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Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Mk 14 Torpedo

 
 
Mk 14 Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2017
1. Mk 14 Torpedo Marker
Inscription.
Mk 14 Torpedo
Statistics
Length: 20.5 feet
Diameter: 21 inches
Weight: 3300 pounds
Range: 5500 to 9000 yards
Propulsion: Steam Turbine
History
The Mark 14 torpedo was introduced into the navy in 1929. The warhead contained 507 pounds of TNT with a contact exploder.
During next 60 years this class underwent 6 modifications. The warheads were upgraded with 668 pounds of TPX and 600 pounds of TPS respectively and maintained the contact exploder.
It was taken out of service in 1959 and reinstated in 1969. In the late 1970ís it was withdrawn from service.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy submarines sank more shipping tonnage with the MK 14 Torpedo than all other sources combined.
 
Location. 43° 38.057′ N, 113° 17.814′ W. Marker is in Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Front Street (U.S. 26) and HWY Drive, on the right when traveling west on S. Front Street. Touch for map. Located in the Idaho Science Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 South Front Street, Arco ID 83213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hawkbill Base (here, next to this marker); USS S-27
Mk 14 Torpedo & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2017
2. Mk 14 Torpedo & Marker
(here, next to this marker); USS Hawkbill (SSN-666) (a few steps from this marker); Arco Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atoms for Peace (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Mark 14 torpedo on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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