Bliss-Leavitt Mark 6 torpedo

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Bliss-Leavitt Mark 6 torpedo
Type Anti-surface ship torpedo[1]
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 1911–1922[1]
Used by  United States Navy
Production history
Designer Frank McDowell Leavitt
Designed 1911[1]
Manufacturer E. W. Bliss Company
Number built 100[2]
Specifications
Weight approximately 1800 pounds[1]
Length 204 inches[1]
Diameter 17.7 inches (45 centimeters)[1]

Effective firing range 2000 yards[1]
Detonation
mechanism
War Nose Mk 5 contact exploder[1]

Engine Horizontal turbine[1]
Speed 35 knots
Guidance
system
gyroscope[1]
Launch
platform
Destroyers and cruisers[1]

The Bliss-Leavitt Mark 6 torpedo was a Bliss-Leavitt torpedo developed and produced by the E. W. Bliss Company in 1911. It employed a main engine that was a horizontal turbine rather than the vertical turbine used on all other Bliss-Leavitt torpedoes. The Mark 6's depth and gyro controls were also combined into one integrated unit. About 100 units were manufactured by E.W. Bliss. The Mark 6 and all other torpedoes designed before Bliss-Leavitt Mark 7 torpedo, were considered obsolete and withdrawn from service in 1922.[1]

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