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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.TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-10 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-19 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-4 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941
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.TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-10 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-19 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-4 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941
TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-9 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941TBD-1 Devastator aircraft of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941, photo 1 of 2PBY-5A Catalina patrol plane dropping a Mark XIII aerial torpedo during the torpedo’s testing period, 1942B-26 Marauder with the 73rd Bomb Squadron armed with a Mark XIII aerial torpedo at Fort Randall Army Airfield, Cold Bay, Alaska, 11 May 1942
TBD-1 Devastator aircraft 6-T-9 of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941TBD-1 Devastator aircraft of Torpedo Squadron 6 dropped a Mark XIII torpedo during exercises in the Pacific, 20 Oct 1941, photo 1 of 2PBY-5A Catalina patrol plane dropping a Mark XIII aerial torpedo during the torpedo’s testing period, 1942B-26 Marauder with the 73rd Bomb Squadron armed with a Mark XIII aerial torpedo at Fort Randall Army Airfield, Cold Bay, Alaska, 11 May 1942
TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber of YorktownLine drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo taken from the US Navy Bureau of Ordinance (BuOrd) Ordinance Pamphlet, Jul 1942. Photo 1 of 3.Line drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo taken from the US Navy Bureau of Ordinance (BuOrd) Ordinance Pamphlet, Jul 1942. Photo 2 of 3.Line drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo taken from the US Navy Bureau of Ordinance (BuOrd) Ordinance Pamphlet, Jul 1942. Photo 3 of 3.
TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber of Yorktown's Torpedo Squadron 3 in flight during Battle of Midway with a Mk XIII torpedo underneath, 0840 on 4 Jun 1942Line drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo taken from the US Navy Bureau of Ordinance (BuOrd) Ordinance Pamphlet, Jul 1942. Photo 1 of 3.Line drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo taken from the US Navy Bureau of Ordinance (BuOrd) Ordinance Pamphlet, Jul 1942. Photo 2 of 3.Line drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo taken from the US Navy Bureau of Ordinance (BuOrd) Ordinance Pamphlet, Jul 1942. Photo 3 of 3.
TBF-1 Avenger making a practice drop of a Mark XIII torpedo off Virginia, United States, 3 Jul 1942. This drop was made from 125 feet at 125 knots.A training flight of TBF-1 Avengers lining up to drop practice torpedoes, late 1942, off the east coast of the United States. Photo 1 of 3.A training flight of TBF-1 Avengers lining up to drop practice torpedoes, late 1942, off the east coast of the United States. Photo 2 of 3.A training flight of TBF-1 Avengers lining up to drop practice torpedoes, late 1942, off the east coast of the United States. Photo 3 of 3.
TBF-1 Avenger making a practice drop of a Mark XIII torpedo off Virginia, United States, 3 Jul 1942. This drop was made from 125 feet at 125 knots.A training flight of TBF-1 Avengers lining up to drop practice torpedoes, late 1942, off the east coast of the United States. Photo 1 of 3.A training flight of TBF-1 Avengers lining up to drop practice torpedoes, late 1942, off the east coast of the United States. Photo 2 of 3.A training flight of TBF-1 Avengers lining up to drop practice torpedoes, late 1942, off the east coast of the United States. Photo 3 of 3.
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger aircraft of US Navy Torpedo Squadron 4 dropping Mark XIII practice torpedo in training flight, location unknown, 30 Oct 1942A Mark XIII aerial torpedo being launched from a PT Boat by simply dropping it over the side during tests in the Rendova area of the Solomon Islands, 1943.Drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo showing the wooden tail shroud and the plywood drag ring on the nose. Both were designed to stabilize the torpedo during the drop and then break off on impact with the water.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.
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger aircraft of US Navy Torpedo Squadron 4 dropping Mark XIII practice torpedo in training flight, location unknown, 30 Oct 1942A Mark XIII aerial torpedo being launched from a PT Boat by simply dropping it over the side during tests in the Rendova area of the Solomon Islands, 1943.Drawing of the Mark XIII aerial torpedo showing the wooden tail shroud and the plywood drag ring on the nose. Both were designed to stabilize the torpedo during the drop and then break off on impact with the water.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.

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