|Torpedoes - 2nd Platform: 1912 till July 1925|
|TEXAS and NEW YORK were the only two US battleships (BB26 on) to carry 4 torpedo tubes.|
|Torpedoes were lowered into the ship, through a main deck hatch between turrets 1 and 2 passing through a second deck hatch in the Wardroom Pantry. The Pantry deck hatch is surrounded by wide lengths of brass.|
Forward torpedo tubes at frame 32 (128 feet from the bow) aft tubes at frame 34.5 (138 feet from the bow).
Above the Torpedo Warheads Room was the torpedo work shop
TEXAS fired torpedoes at least as late as 18-19 September 1924, in the Southern Drill Ground ("Quarterly Cruise Reports"). Firing done with a 2,500psi Ingersoll air compressor, in the amidship Torpedo Room.
During the July 1925 - November 1926 modernization, the torpedoes and torpedo tubes were removed.
The torpedo air compressor was retained and the torpedo rooms became ordnance stores.
|Torpedoes and Tubes|
|TORPEDOES (Bliss Leavitt)||TUBES|
|1914 Mar||I I I||12||16.416 ft||4,000 yds||Mk I -Mod 1||4||21in||19 ft|
|1915 Jan||IX||.||16.33 ft||7,000 yds||.||.||.||.|
|1924 Nov||IX-1||12||17.061 ft||.||.||4||.|
|Source armament page Deck Log Range navweaps.com|
|1914 - Torpedo Explosive Parts|
|"General Information USS TEXAS Finished Plans nos 37 and 38"|
|24||Warnose detonators - 3 boxes of 8 each|
|140||Fuses - super heater, with 2 boxes of 70 each|
|12||***Wet - in one tank|
|144||***Impulse - in one box|
|12||***Dry - 4 boxes of three each|
|To the right of the torpedo is a gypsy head for bringing coal aboard|
|Photos courtesy of Charles Emmons. Father Martin Emmons was aboard during World War One|
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