Crawling Down A Torpedo Tube -US NAVY Nuclear Submarine - Smarter Every Day 241

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  • When I boarded the USS Toledo I did not know I was going to be given the opportunity to crawl down a torpedo tube. Honestly I was thinking I would have a conversation with someone about the periscope or something but it did not occur to me that when you are under the ice you cannot use the periscope. When they asked me if I wanted to see a torpedo tube I didn’t realized I had no clue how they worked. Most people overlook this seemingly simple system, but when you take a moment and analyze it you will realize it is quite complicated. I hope this is the level of detail you were hoping for in the submarine series, because this is what gets me excited. I haven’t decided which video is next but I’ll tell you this, I did not know one of the methods they use on board to make oxygen. Anyways, thank you for watching the series and please consider subscribing if you feel like this is worthy of your time. I don’t know if you’re the type of person that likes to share videos with other people, but I would appreciate it if you could pass the submarine series on to a friend or two. As always, I would like to express my gratitude to people who support Smarter every day on Patreon at . I am thankful for the support, and the next video has a special surprise for you, the Patrons.

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay6 ай мурун
    • @slambangwallop Yeah, the part about the ring was the part where I got lost also.

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    • You should’ve licked the door at the end They taste very nice

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    • S T O P. R A P E I N G. B A B I E S Take a peak at a ll tge Naval bases/ including with "submarine" tech

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    • The Military shows great respect to civilians..Huge respect for them..🙏

      Ebin JoseEbin Jose11 күн мурун
    • I was at a facility where they worked on periscopes. I'm curious, and betting they didn't, talk about that part much

      cory lytlecory lytle13 күн мурун
  • So.. that was really cool :) thanks for sharing, never in my life i have seen this.....

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  • Imagine while he's cleaning the tube they close it and use him as a Torpedoe

    Lil Carlos youngLil Carlos young7 саат мурун
  • Nothing like learning from the best, US Navy. Awesome

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  • What about wire controlled torpedoes?

    William DombWilliam DombКүн мурун
  • C'mon. You do NOT only have the air you brought along with you. We make oxygen every day.

    William DombWilliam DombКүн мурун
  • Are those sliding surfaces lining the chamber UHMW?

    lance1283lance1283Күн мурун
  • You will end up a female if you go down that tube too many times.

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    LainLainКүн мурун
  • I absolutely would not make it to the end of the tube.

    JuliusCaminusJuliusCaminus2 күн мурун
  • Wow, proud to see something my country/ancestors made.

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  • Thank my country for developing Torpedoes

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  • When its not april but u r fooled with a mArker and write ur name in a torpedo tube to vanish in one round

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  • i love the respect!!!

    Ronny FormolRonny Formol2 күн мурун
  • I feel like this is a prank that Torpedomen pull on unsuspecting civilians

    Matt HewittMatt Hewitt2 күн мурун
  • No way would I climbing that tiny hole you couldn't pay me

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  • Mark 48 Torps are beast

    ZackZack3 күн мурун
  • Why do the torpedoes have to be at the bottom of the boat? Why couldn't they be on an upper deck for easier loading?

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  • not a educated guess but i think hes building a nuclear submarine

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  • Imagine the hatch closes while he's in it and he gets sucked into the ocean.

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  • is it a boat or a submarine?

    DevMugDevMug4 күн мурун
  • Those torpedo guys definitely joked about launching destin out 😂😉

    JackofallmotardsJackofallmotards4 күн мурун
  • This man really likes submarines huh

    Lagum LemoniLagum Lemoni4 күн мурун
  • Couple quick questions after an awesome trip! I am assuming that the actual tube is a one piece forging of high strength steel? How thick were the walls of the tube?

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  • 4:35 It's Ned Schneebly from School of Rock 😐🤣

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  • nuclear submarine been there done that

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  • apple be like: introducing the new smart torpedo!

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    • The explosives are exclusive, a cost of 999 more

      Achal AmbigerAchal Ambiger5 күн мурун
  • I think I'm more cleithrophobic than claustrophobic, either way, I think I might have blacked-out there for a minute.

    Steb StebanesierSteb Stebanesier5 күн мурун
  • super jelly, love this channel

    James WielerJames Wieler5 күн мурун
  • Sleeeeeeep spoooooot

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  • Why do you have to preserve the air while flooding the tube? Can’t you produce new one from sea water?

    ratti80ratti805 күн мурун
  • i realize now that a torpedo tube is the perfect place to hide a dead body that you've just murdered

    Griffin KennedyGriffin Kennedy5 күн мурун
  • Yes Sir 💯

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  • my man had a g fuel shaker on the sub

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  • I'm binge watching all your content now.

    Scott MeredithScott Meredith6 күн мурун
  • OK one thing's clear and it's that I'm too much claustrophobic

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  • What if they just close the door on him? Lol

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    Guy SenseiGuy Sensei6 күн мурун
  • That’s not a torpedo tube that’s the Death Star laser shaft

    RedPanda316RedPanda3166 күн мурун
  • Sounds like the control system has an enormous amount of safety interlocks.

    WackyBroProductionsWackyBroProductions6 күн мурун
  • 8:26 animation time stamp

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  • I bet on your first day of cleaning they haze you and close the door

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    UnconventionalUnconventional7 күн мурун
  • A real eye opener for people interested in space travel. I'd imagine the operation of a nuclear submarine is very similar to a space capsule, or the International Space Station. I never knew how tightly packed every critical system is. Thanks Destin. Fyi, I'm starting to second guess my dream of migrating to the Moon and Mars in 30 years time. But then again, I guess a person can adapt to just about any situation in the name of survival.

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  • steps in door closes 😳

    Daniel 360Daniel 3607 күн мурун
  • Thank you for this excellent series!

    Jeff CornblattJeff Cornblatt7 күн мурун
  • If I was in there I would be scared like it was a horror movie

    Caleb GetzCaleb Getz7 күн мурун
  • Can't lie; this channel is starting to feel like pro-military propaganda.

    bogosortbogosort7 күн мурун
  • so did this man print his torpedo to the diameter of the scotch tape spool or did it just happen to be the exact same size of the scotch tape spool, THIS IS THE SCIENCE I WANT TO KNOW!!!! either way, it's impressive af.

    GeeZiiGeeZii7 күн мурун
  • That torpedo is absolutely massive!

    AndrewdoesYTAndrewdoesYT7 күн мурун
  • This series actually makes me think that having a career in submarines would have been cool. Maybe in my next life lol

    Craig HicksCraig Hicks7 күн мурун
  • Imagine if he gets stuck in there and the hatch closes

    NetherprinceNetherprince7 күн мурун
  • Was I the only one who got clostrofobic when they opened the torpedo harch

    MarbbleMarbble7 күн мурун
  • Like who are the people coming up with all these systems and how do you unify them to get stuff done

    KevinKevin7 күн мурун
  • I am starkly reminded of the guys who climb inside the intakes on fighter jets to check up on them with this video. except a torpedo tube is probably more claustrophobic.

    Everett BruckerhoffEverett Bruckerhoff8 күн мурун
  • no confined space entry permit required?

    John FrigoJohn Frigo8 күн мурун
  • 9:40 Don’t most modern nuclear submarines have electrolysis? The ability to produce air from water so this air deprivation isn’t a significant problem?

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  • i wouldn’t be afraid that the door closes and the water starts flowing in

    Jan-Andreas MeierJan-Andreas Meier8 күн мурун
  • That one guy looked like destins younger dumb brother LOL

    vashisl33tvashisl33t8 күн мурун
  • whats the actual method of ignition for the torpedo? i thought thats what you were gonna talk about but was very happy w what u actually talked about. im just curious about this, if anybody has an answer.

    JJ8 күн мурун
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  • Your channel is by far one of my favorites!

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    MysticMystic8 күн мурун
  • I was the Plankowner TM Division CPO when Toledo was Comissioned. Loaded many a MK-48 and Tomahawk on her from 1994-1998. TMC(SS) Ed Feidt and I had a Blast!

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  • Make smaller time length vedios.

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  • Incredible series! And thanks Raycon!

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  • 2:21 he reminds me of amos burton

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  • Too bad they are death machines..

    JackJack ThompsonJackJack Thompson9 күн мурун
  • Smarter every day: sees classified info Capitan: hey, wanna go in the tube?

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  • I just found your channel Two days ago I’ve been binging so literally feel like I’m actually getting smarter every day

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  • god that captain looks like every officer i ever met in the army lmao

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  • “Help stepbro I’m stuck in a torpedo tube”

    Julian OHaginJulian OHagin10 күн мурун
  • If you're super lucky, when you're a NUB you get to sleep on a torpedo rack. And by sleep I mean, lay in a rack until your next checkout.

    Thrift SimpleThrift Simple10 күн мурун
  • Unbelievable they were able to design/engineer these without computers.

    Nick OhlerNick Ohler10 күн мурун
  • 2:14, guy on the left face looks up "Woah woah woah wait those are real torpedoes??"

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  • he could literally just close it and flood the tube

    WuzWuz10 күн мурун
  • Amagen just it flushed you out lol rip

    Kim NicholsonKim Nicholson10 күн мурун
  • 15:08 POV: you are a torpedo

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  • They ok showing you weapons but not the engine. Go figure.

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian10 күн мурун
  • Yes SIr

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  • I used to play Silent Hunter 5: Battle Of The Atlantic, and hearing your XO yell, "Torpedo Impact!" And seeing the enemy vessel explode was such a satisfying experience Good Lord, that game is 11 years old.

    ScarletScarlet10 күн мурун
  • I am so happy you got to do this, and then decided to share an of this with us. Thanks for making us smarter!

    Rylund SteeleRylund Steele10 күн мурун
  • *touches torpedo* Can I touch it?

    VirlomiEntreriVirlomiEntreri11 күн мурун
  • "yessir"

    MetifixMetifix11 күн мурун
  • Air in a sub is made by the powerplant, it's not what they've took with them from the surface!

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