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


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    1. SmarterEveryDay

      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.

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      2. Ebin Jose

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

      3. cory lytle

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

      4. softyzz69

        Only thing I still wanna know is, waht the sliding surface for the torpedo is?

      5. marcus kornegay

        Hey Destin! Biiiiig fan of your channel n absolutely LOVED your nuclear submarine videos. They are a fascination of mine well 1 of many. When will we see another 1? N keep up the good work man your channel is 1 of my absolute favorites!!! Thanks

    2. Myr Rosen

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    3. wchromo

      YES SIR

    4. Julian OHagin

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

    5. Thrift Simple

      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.

    6. Nick Ohler

      Unbelievable they were able to design/engineer these without computers.

    7. RippedFall9153

      2:14, guy on the left face looks up "Woah woah woah wait those are real torpedoes??"

    8. Wuz

      he could literally just close it and flood the tube

    9. Kim Nicholson

      Amagen just it flushed you out lol rip

    10. BrennAnHere 1

      15:08 POV: you are a torpedo

    11. Marty Lynchian

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

    12. Clemens Der Baum

      Yes SIr

    13. Scarlet

      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.

    14. Rylund Steele

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

    15. VirlomiEntreri

      *touches torpedo* Can I touch it?

    16. Metifix


    17. Dog Serious

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

    18. tito hotrod

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    19. Kerry

      I’m not a claustrophobic person, but torpedo tube inside a torpedo-carrying water coffin, under water, under ice...may just make me discover something new about myself. Tie a rope to my feet for quick pullback, please.

    20. Khadar Adam

      image if he locked you in there IMAO

    21. MilkyWayey

      a submarine is basically a large torpedo that shoots smaller faster torpedoes

    22. SuperVHSchannel

      Strange how the naval men all call him 'sir' when he's a civilian.

      1. Stoned Savage!

        He is ex military which still gets almost the same respect.

    23. Stephen Holland


    24. Frank Maringola

      Who remembers doing trim parties on a new COW??

    25. John Smith

      I'm pretty sure nuclear submarines make their own air and as much as they want or need, fresh water too for that matter.

    26. T Wright

      Is that Adm Rickover at 5:12 with Pres Carter?

    27. Wedgenut Tanker

      Crew part of the sub is called the People locker

    28. Locomotive Breath

      I worked at the Electric Boat nuclear sub facility in Quonset Point, Rhode Island and worked on the sister 688 Fast Attack Subssubs when the Toledo was being built in Newport News. I remember installing the electrical and electronic components in the topedo room. I never got to see the finished sub because we did about 90% of the work and all the finish work was done at Electric Boat Groton, CT. Thanks for a really cool trip down memory lane! Now I have to watch the rest of your videos!

    29. Syqifr

      sorry to say it but i have never been this bored watching youtube

    30. Jade Mills

      Lemme just say this about engineering . its all figured out ! Toledo is the most expect thing on this planet .

    31. Daniel Radick

      This series is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I'm retired Air Force, so this was different from my world and a very cool thing to learn about. Excellent series!! You earned another subscriber with this series.

    32. Brian B

      You really had me with the air part. Oxygen can be created. But actual air can’t. Made me think.

    33. László Bertók

      I got claustrophobic watching this video.

    34. pigtailsboy

      Worked how I expected it to actually.

    35. angulion

      Not quite the same now with slippery durable materials than U-96 WW2 grey-wolf where everything about torpedo was absolutely covered in vaseline. Interesting video.

    36. Adeum Deus

      Ah, so 0:25 is the reason Destin got the privilege of riding on a nuclear sub. Guess I never actually knew what he did for a living outside of KGup. I thought it was pretty strange he was invited on a nuclear weapon of war lol, but it makes sense now

    37. Jeff Klein

      I got the chance to crawl down a torpedo tube on my first boat (USS John C. Calhoun, SSBN-630B) when we were at Test Depth. It's a common tradition on Navy Subs and is quite a surreal feeling as you're crawling down the tube with nothing but a steel door between you and crushing sea pressure. Definitely not for those who have even the slightest smidge of clausterphobia.

    38. Misha600

      TM: "He's in." CO: "Quick, he's learned too much! Shoot tube 2!"

    39. Pete Miller

      My 'initiation' on my first boat was to dive a torpedo tube (as a Sonar Tech, I was leery of this but knew it was a right of passage). No headlamp, no flashlight...just dive the tube with a greenie and clean. Get to the outer door and boom, the breach door closed. Pitch black. Rolled over on my back and snoozed til the TM's let me out! Guess I didn't freak out like they were expecting!

    40. Big Floppa

      my claustrophobia just skyrocketed

    41. The Lazer Project

      13:37, but now you have more water than you had, how do you get rid of it???

    42. NPC

      Nightmare fuel: you've crawled inside the torpedo tube to check it out. Suddenly you hear the breach door close and lock. Your breath is rapidly siphoned from your lungs as the air pressure inside the tube plummets, and ice-cold seawater comes flooding in.

    43. Marty Stines

      The first thing I noticed, when you opened the tube, was the Teflon strips. Low tech solution to a high tech problem. 😂 But it makes total sense.

    44. Keith P

      I was able to turn around in the tube. That was 50 lbs ago

    45. Keith P

      400 psi > any other psi.

    46. That Guy

      I dont know how they retrained themselves not to mess with him and pretend to close the hatch while Destin was in there

      1. MdGn722

        they might have if TMC weren't in the torpedo room

    47. bert

      love how much theyre all enjoying his excitement.

    48. Bigbrain Moment

      This is really cool but I would also love to see the WW1 and WW2 physics

    49. Samurai KR

      Hey guys in which video he showing the bathroom inside submarine

    50. Tony Soprano

      i suffer just watching this!!! cant enter in there without die by heart attack

    51. Donkeye

      just when the tube was about to be shown to the camera, a stupid goddam ad showed up

    52. Ron Simpson

      I would have been really tempted to say, "Yippee kai yay......" in there. No, not tempted. I would have done it.

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    55. Venom Love

      Is the ocean on the other side of this? Knows He's under the arctic ice.. Man that metals cold as ice... me thinking , What else would it be

    56. Lrd Diablo

      i work on submarines for a living. to bad you didnt get to check out the sonar dome. prob my favorite place on subs

      1. MdGn722

        it's cool going inside the dome. what's not cool is having to clean the hundreds and hundreds of hydrophones for that required annual PM!

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    58. Travious Andrews

      Man I'm claustrophobic just watching this. You gotta have trust there they don't lock you in and open the other side LMAO

    59. Cameron Wilson

      I could never crawl down that tube I would die from a heart attack

    60. Lawson Hamilton

      I was waiting for the navy guy to just close the torpedo door behind dustin and say “have a nice trip”

    61. lilmoni

      "You can't go back on top through the ice" Russian submarines can ahahah

    62. Morrisey Abdallah

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    64. Rishi Desai

      Imagine destin stuck inside that topiedo tank

    65. Joachim Singh

      Still don't understand how they fire the torpedo. It's not just pushing it out?

    66. prateek kumar

      Do one video about Submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

    67. Rachel Morgan

      make him stop saying ye sir

    68. •S0CK•

      “Can I touch it?” * proceeds to touch it without waiting for permission *

    69. Bernice Gardner

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    70. Yafuker Sheldon

      So THAT'S what they did with the LST I served on!

    71. robert taylor

      the engineering of a sub;s torpedo tube is fascinating...nicely narrated

    72. Cyrus Hakim-Rad

      yes sir

    73. The Engineer Guy

      Imagine they start the firing procedure while he's in the tube

    74. salinora0

      bruh i thought tm2 knight was the dude's soundcloud name

    75. Dera

      god i wanted them do to a prank on him and close door and let down the iron thingies scarring him.. XD

    76. Rob

      Can someone go over the transcript and see how may times 'Yes Sir' was said?

    77. Ernie Self

      next on smarter every day: I got to go inside the worlds most powerful bomb

    78. R R

      sorry if im wrong but I think submarines can produce their own air.

      1. RiPandtear

        They definitely do. My buddy used to do it as part of his job when he was in.

    79. Anthony Jackson

      I was a nuclear submariner in the Royal Navy, the hydraulic locking ring on the tube also has a backup called "the thetis clamp" a safety device fitted after the loss of hms/m thetis 👍

    80. cjmmjc

      i used to build these just in awe, as i was then

    81. Noah Agin

      so a torpedo is just a water railgun?

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    84. Martin Osterloh

      awesome podcast and host!

    85. Andy

      I find it funny how Mexico which operates and has sent many times the ARM Usumancita to the RIMPAC exercise which is a Newport-class landing ship like the USS Racine, has basically, indirectly helped in the exercise to practice how to sink one of its flagships in their navy.


      I was not claustrophobic till I watched this video‼️

    87. SuperHeavyXD

      My mind is just imagining the hatch being closed and the tube being filled while being inside there! That would be such a horrible way to go!

    88. J G

      Man you’ve lived a crazy cool life.

    89. deprivedoftrance

      I always assumed they loaded them in the same way they went out, through the torpedo tubes.

      1. deprivedoftrance

        @cjmmjc That's why I love this channel, you learn something interesting. I assumed it was some kind of classified loader mini sub or something... I never even considered moving water around and unbalancing the ship, saving air, etc. Guess that's why I don't design subs!

      2. cjmmjc

        cant.. tubes are always below water line

    90. Tom Cooper

      Exactly how you feel in a MRT ... cold, noisy and tight.

    91. Trevor Link

      Have a video about the polar vortex.

    92. Marc-André Blais

      imagine if they closed the latch when you were in the tube

      1. The Great Avocado


    93. Mike R

      Awesome, thanks for sharing

    94. I_PLAY_GAMEZ


    95. Jay Rosenfeld

      I served on a submarine tender back in the ‘80s. During your tour did you ever speak with the corpsman? Doc

    96. Lindis Webb

      In regards to the air comment (at about 10 min in), you can make Oxygen in a nuke sub using the reactor and seawater, via electrolysis. It is a pretty fascinating process and way cool in a nuke sub.

    97. BlackAnvil47

      When I first joined the Navy in 1982 all my knowledge of weapons systems was based on television....what I came to learn is that Military weapons you learn about today is declassified and is 10-20 years old. Think about that....the weapons you see today is at least 20 years old. To know what a weapon system can do today would shock you today.

      1. MdGn722

        the MK48 torpedo is physically the same as it's been for awhile. the only difference is the operating software.

    98. Rusty R3volva

      You crawling down the torpedo tube, made my claustrophobia kick in. But it was very interesting on how torpedo operate... I was only wondering how they actually get fired out of the tube.

    99. wilbowills1

      Itisvery good though lots of things ididnt know about.

    100. wilbowills1

      Imnotsure beingsmartereverydayincudescralling down atorptube?