21-in Short A.W. Torpedo Tube (UK)

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The 21-in Short Above-Water Tube was a single revolving tube used by the Beagle class destroyers.

It had a lip of 4 foot 10 inches, a liner of 6 feet 6 inches and a rear end of 8 feet 6 inches. The tripper was 6 feet, 6.5 inches from the rear door. A powder impulse was employed. It was like the 18-in light pattern tube, except it had a swing door. It weighed 3,140 pounds.[1]


  1. Addenda (1911) to Torpedo Manual, Vol. III, 1909. p. 135.

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