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TailUK

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Re: To build a K Class submarine
« Reply #150 on: September 24, 2014, 10:45:05 am »

OK!  So bombs designed to explode underwater on a submarine!  Those guys must have been on something when they thought that one up!
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Re: To build a K Class submarine
« Reply #151 on: September 24, 2014, 04:52:35 pm »

OK!  So bombs designed to explode underwater on a submarine! 

Torpedoes are another kind of bomb designed to explode underwater.  However, only the Americans could think of mounting a 22 ft spar torpedo on a submarine.  The H.L. Hunley.  It sank both the Housatonic and the Hunley.
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Re: To build a K Class submarine
« Reply #152 on: September 24, 2014, 05:50:29 pm »

True but torpedo are expected to hit something before exploding.  A depth charge has a pressure sensitive fuse.  Presumably the hydrostatic pistols in these depth charges were fitted with some kind of safety device and armed before firing.  Having them live in the sub could cause all kinds of unpleasantness.  Just doesn't seem like a bright idea to me!
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