The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
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During World War II, the U.S. Navy had some of the most advanced weapons available, like artillery shells with proximity fuses that detonated at set distances from their target. But they also had a secret weakness: Many of their torpedoes would expl…
A history of the failings of the Mark 14 torpedo and the refusal of the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance to fix them.
On 23 July 1943, the USS Tinosa, an American submarine on war patrol in the Pacific, spent the entire day trying to sink the Tonan Maru, a high-value, unprotected Japanese oil tanker. The&nb