Courtesy: The Library of Congress, Detroit
The torpedo room on the USS Oregon. The ship
had two torpedo rooms, one centerline forward and one centerline
aft. This particular photograph shows the aft torpedo room. Note
the two Whitehead torpedoes on the storage racks. Eventually the
torpedo tubes would be removed later in the Oregon's life.
Torpedoes were part of the armament for battleships until World
War II. During World War II, torpedoes were mainly found on destroyers.
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Cutaway drawing courtesy of the American Society
of Naval Engineers
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