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Re: Welcome aboard John Bay
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2008, 11:00:13 PM »
I'd have sworn I saw an article on one once, but then I have been known to have weird dreams also. (Grin)
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Re: Welcome aboard John Bay
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2008, 12:05:01 AM »
Well surface craft do have tubes angles off the bow and can be set back towards midships.  I'll keep researching to see what I can find.  It would have to be a foreign design I think.
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Re: Welcome aboard John Bay
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2008, 01:20:19 AM »
John, how about the Permit Class. From what I remember they had sonar in the bow and had their 4 torpedo tubes aft towards the middle of the ship. Can't remember how it looked, I assum it was a regular torpedo room with tubes slightly angled?
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Re: Welcome aboard John Bay
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2008, 03:37:34 PM »
It seems that the Permit-class boats did have 4 tubes midships.  They carried SUBROC anti-submarine missiles and Mk 48 torpedos.  But I cannot find anything on how they were installed. I assume they were installed horizontally.

Of course the Permit-class was originally the Thresher-class.  But the name of the class was changed to the second boat built after the Thresher sunk.
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Re: Welcome aboard John Bay
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2008, 04:35:32 PM »
Correct and the Thresher had the same layout. The last few ships in that class were longer, I thiink, but don't know about wider. I'll ask Bob Miller. He was on the Thresher.
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