Mark 32 torpedo

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Mark 32 torpedo
Mark 32 torpedo diagram.jpg
Diagram of the Mark 32 torpedo
Type Acoustic torpedo[1]
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1950-1955[1]
Used by United States Navy
Production history
Designer General Electric[1]
Ordnance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University
Designed 1950[1]
Manufacturer Philco[1]
Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park
Leeds and Northrup
No. built 3310[1]
Weight 700 pounds[1]
Length 83 inches[1]
Diameter 19 inches with 25.4-inch fins[1]

Effective firing range 9600 yards[1]
(24-minute search duration)
Warhead Mk 32 Mod 1, HBX[1]
Warhead weight 107 pounds[1]
Mk 19 Mods 4 and 11 contact exploder[1]

Engine Electric[1]
Speed 12 knots[1]
Helix search[1]
Destroyers and aircraft[1]

The Mark 32 torpedo was the first active acoustic antisubmarine homing torpedo in United States Navy service.[1] The Mark 32 was withdrawn from service use with the introduction of the Mark 43 torpedo.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk32". Retrieved 21 June 2013.