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Japanese Torpedo

 
 
Japanese Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Japanese Torpedo Marker
Inscription. This type 93 Torpedo is the largest enemy weapon of its kind encountered in World War II. It is 29½ feet long, 24 inches in diameter and carries over 1,000 lbs. of explosive in the war head. At the low speed setting of 40 knots a maximum range of approximately 30,000 yards is obtained.
 
Erected by Captain R.M. Fortson U.S.N.R.
 
Location. 38° 58.847′ N, 76° 29.081′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Buchanan Road and Blake Road. Touch for map. Located at the US Naval Academy, near Dahlgren Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 75mm. Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Battle of Midway (within shouting distance of this marker); Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force (within shouting distance of this marker); On this spot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (about 500 feet away); Zimmerman Bandstand
Japanese Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Japanese Torpedo Marker
(about 500 feet away); Tecumseh (about 500 feet away); Old Fashioned Anchors (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .  The Type 93. launched from 61 cm (24 in) torpedo launch racks mounted on the decks of Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers and cruisers... (Submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Japanese Torpedo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 5, 2010
3. Japanese Torpedo and Marker
The "Long Lance" was by far the most advanced naval torpedo in the world at the time.
Nearby Japanese Aerial Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 15, 2010
4. Nearby Japanese Aerial Torpedo Marker
Type 91 from Okinawa
Presented by
Rear Admiral W.R. Furlong
U.S. Navy
Nearby Japanese Aerial Torpedo image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 15, 2010
5. Nearby Japanese Aerial Torpedo
Specifications
Weight 848 kg (1,870 lb)
Length 5.270 m (17 ft 4 in)
Diameter 45 cm (17-3/4 in)
Maximum range 2,000 m (2,187 yd)
Warhead weight high explosive 235kg, (713.4 lb with 518 lb)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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