18-in Fiume Mark III Torpedo

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18-in Fiume Mark III** H.[1]

The 18-in Fiume Mark III Torpedo was a torpedo manufactured by Whitehead from 1904.[2]

Development

It seems likely that this torpedo was a productised version of No. 401, one of two "new" Whitehead torpedoes being tried out in 1903; the other, No. 398, had an R.G.F. tail and so would seem unlikely to be dubbed "Fiume" type. It is clearly stated that an order was being contemplated.[3]

Particulars

These are detailed in the Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904.[4] [TO BE CONTINUED - TONE]

Mark III*

It is mentioned in ARTS 1904.[5]

Mark III* H.

This model had a heater retrofitted. It is mentioned in ARTS 1903.[6]

Mark III**

It is mentioned in ARTS 1904.[7]

F. Mark III** V.B. torpedoes were supplied to Gorgon and Glatton for their 18-in submerged Elswick tubes. They had an S.R. setting of 26.25 knots to 2,000 yards and L.R. 19 knots to 4,000 yards.[8]

Mark III** H.

Its overall length including 4.5-in long pistol was 16 feet, 7.466 inches (see Plate).[9]

1904

100 Hook Bracket torpedoes are ordered from Weymouth.[10]

Footnotes

  1. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1908. Plate 11.
  2. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. p. 28.
  3. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1903. pp. 53-4.
  4. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 41-2.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. p. 28.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1903. p. 8.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. p. 28.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 46.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1908. p. 18.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. p. 28, 41.

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