Mark 25 torpedo
|Mark 25 torpedo|
|Type||Anti-surface ship torpedo|
|Place of origin||United States|
|In service||never in service|
|Designer||Division of War Research, Columbia University|
|Manufacturer||Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park|
|Effective firing range||2500 yards|
|Warhead weight||725 pounds|
It was designed for higher speed, greater strength and more ease of manufacture compared to the Mark 13. Naval Ordnance Station Forest Park built twenty-five units in 1946 for test and evaluation, however, this torpedo was never mass-produced due to the large inventory of Mark 13s left over at the end of World War II. Moreover, the role of Naval aircraft changed from a torpedo strike platform to an antisubmarine warfare platform.
- Jolie, E.W. (15 September 1978). "A Brief History of US Navy Torpedo Development: Torpedo Mk25". Retrieved 19 June 2013.