Mark 32 torpedo
|Mark 32 torpedo|
Diagram of the Mark 32 torpedo
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||United States Navy|
Ordnance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University
Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park
Leeds and Northrup
|Diameter||19 inches with 25.4-inch fins|
|Effective firing range||9600 yards|
(24-minute search duration)
|Warhead||Mk 32 Mod 1, HBX|
|Warhead weight||107 pounds|
|Mk 19 Mods 4 and 11 contact exploder|
|Maximum speed||12 knots|
|Destroyers and aircraft|
The Mark 32 torpedo was the first active acoustic antisubmarine homing torpedo in United States Navy service. The Mark 32 was withdrawn from service use with the introduction of the Mark 43 torpedo.
Ten were manufactured by Leeds and Northrup, Philadelphia during War II, and about 3,300 were manufactured by a combination of the Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, and the Naval Ordnance Plant, Forest Park, Illinois.
- Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mine Mk32". Retrieved 21 June 2013.