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MARITIME CRAFT > WARSHIP > HUMAN TORPEDO
PREFERRED TERM
HUMAN TORPEDO  
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  • A specialised weapon system comprising a heavyweight torpedo and used in the Second World War to attack enemy vessels in harbour. It comprised a heavyweight torpedo controlled by two divers seated astride it; the bow was formed by a detachable explosive charge. This class of vessel is distinguished from the MIDGET SUBMARINE by not having an integral pressure hull.
ATTRIBUTION NAME
  • RCAHMS
LICENSE
IDENTIFIER
  • http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/503372
DATE ISSUED
  • 7/17/13
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URI
http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/503372
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