British 24.5-inch torpedo
The 24.5" Mark I torpedo was a British torpedo carried only on Nelson-class battleships. This was the type of torpedo that HMS Rodney fired at the German battleship Bismarck, "the only known occasion that a battleship fired torpedoes at an enemy battleship."
|British 24.5-inch torpedo|
Wrecked 24.5-inch Mark I torpedoes after HMS Nelson was torpedoed in 1941
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Used by||Royal Navy|
|Mass||5,700 pounds (2,600 kg)|
|Length||26 feet 7 inches (8.10 m)|
|Diameter||24.5 inches (62 cm)|
|Effective firing range||15,000 yards (14,000 m) at 35 knots (65 km/h)|
20,000 yards (18,000 m) at 30 knots (56 km/h)
|Warhead weight||743 pounds (337 kg)|
|Speed||30 knots (56 km/h) - 35 knots (65 km/h)|
This torpedo design was the inspiration for the Japanese Type 93 'Long Lance' torpedoes.