Mk 14 Torpedo, a War Memorial

Mk 14 Torpedo, a War Memorial (HM1YFP)

Location: Arco, ID 83213 Butte County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 38.057', W 113° 17.814'

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Mk 14 Torpedo
Statistics
Length: 20.5 feet
Diameter: 21 inches
Weight: 3300 pounds
Range: 5500 to 9000 yards
Propulsion: Steam Turbine
History

The Mark 14 torpedo was introduced into the navy in 1929. The warhead contained 507 pounds of TNT with a contact exploder.
During next 60 years this class underwent 6 modifications. The warheads were upgraded with 668 pounds of TPX and 600 pounds of TPS respectively and maintained the contact exploder.
It was taken out of service in 1959 and reinstated in 1969. In the late 1970's it was withdrawn from service.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy submarines sank more shipping tonnage with the MK 14 Torpedo than all other sources combined.
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HM NumberHM1YFP
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 314718 N 4833818
Decimal Degrees43.63428333, -113.29690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 38.057', W 113° 17.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 38' 3.42" N, 113° 17' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 322 US-26, Arco ID 83213, US
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