59 items in this album on 3 pages.
|TBF-1 Avengers from the Carrier USS Essex dropping a practice torpedo from 150-200 feet, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, 30 Mar 1943. Note the porpoising early Mark XIII torpedo.||Elco 80-foot torpedo boats PT-149 and PT-122 at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1943. Note Mark XIII torpedoes and radar dome atop the mast.||Mark XIII aerial torpedo after bodies in the torpedo storage spaces of the USS Yorktown (Essex-class) during Yorktownâ€™s shakedown cruise to Trinidad, May 1943||US Navy PV-1 Ventura aircraft dropping a Mk XIII torpedo over Saratoga Passage, Washington, United States, 4 Jun 1943. Note the torpedo's wooden tail shroud.|
|United States Navy ordinancemen servicing a Mark XIII torpedo at a Naval air station in the Aleutian Islands, Jun-Aug 1943||US Navy ordinancemen loading a Mark XIII torpedo into the bomb bay of a TBM Avenger aboard USS Lexington (Essex-class) while steaming south of Hawaii, 12 Sep 1943. Note the hand operated winches lifting the torpedo.||Early model Mark XIII torpedo after bodies (motors & guidance) on the deck of escort carrier USS Copahee upon delivery to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 29 Oct 1943.||A Mark XIII torpedo being prepared for loading into the bomb bay of a TBM-1C Avenger for a raid against Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943.|
|Japanese light cruiser Isuzu hit by an aerial Mark XIII torpedo dropped from a TBF-1 Avenger flown by Lt(jg) E.F. Ternasky flying from USS Lexington (Essex-class), Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 4 Dec 1943||Mark XIII torpedo with a practice warhead and fitted with a tail ring, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, 1944. The tail ring modification was the final alteration that made this a truly dependable weapon.||PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944||TBM-1 Avenger on a carrier deck, 1942-44. Note Mark XIII torpedo and crewman on top of the airplane handling an antenna from the ASB radar system.|
|A factory worker at General Motorsâ€™ Pontiac Assembly Plant, converted to wartime production, making adjustments to a Mark XIII aerial torpedo, Pontiac, Michigan, United States, early 1944||PT Boat PT-564 being tested in the Gulf of Mexico, 1944. Note the Mark XIII aerial torpedoes on the deck. The smaller, lighter, faster PT-564 design was not put into production.||US Sailor removing the securing lines before launching a Mark XIII aerial torpedo from PT Boat operating from the Subchaser Training Center, Miami, Florida, United States, 1944.||Flight deck crews of USS Wasp preparing a plywood-shrouded Mark XIII torpedo for a TBM Avenger aircraft for strikes in Taiwan-Philippine area, 13 Oct 1944; note TBM-1C Avenger and F6F-5 Hellcat|
|Elco 80-foot PT-523 alongside escort carrier USS Manila Bay returning downed pilot and aircrewman east of Leyte Gulf, 22 Oct 1944. Note the aircraft style National insignia on top of the chart house.||PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.||San Jacinto's VT-51 Avenger aircraft being armed with a Mark XIII torpedo for Battle off Cape EngaĂ±o, 25 Oct 1944||PT-370 of MTB Squadron 18 on patrol in the Philippines, circa Nov 1944. PT-370 was a 70-foot Canadian boat and only four such boats were built. All four were outfitted as Elco 80s despite being 10 feet shorter.|
59 items in this album on 3 pages.