Info wanted about torpedo


#1

Dear Gentleman,

Recently I got a piece from what should be from a torpedo. I think it is British because I found the incription R.N.T.F. and a few times “271”. I am very cusious if there is anyone on this forum who has knowlage about torpedoes. Anyone who can give me advice how to find the ID of the remains I have? I’ll try to post some photos tomorrow.

Best regrads,

Mad.


#2

Welcome here Madman.
Sure images will be the first point to start with. Once you have them posted we can try to get further with it.


#3

Hi EOD,

Thanks for the reply. Attached 2 images.

Regards,

Mad.



#4

Can you supply us with some background like where it was recovered and if any military operations (or a military relation at all) are known in that area?


#5

Dear EOD,

Thus piece was renoverend by a dredger somewere beween the entrance of the Elbe and Esbjerg. I got it from a man from Esbjerg. Unfortunately I have no other informatiion.

Regards,

Mad.


#6

That narrows it down a bit.
I will check on the docs I have on hand.


#7

The RNTF could stand for “Royal Naval Torpedo Factory” (likely the one in Greenock).
Will keep searching and ask people who know more.


#8

Hi EOD,

Thanks, looking forward for what you can find!

Regards,

Mad.


#9

To what I have been told by a friend who is much more into this this could be form a 18" aerial torpedo.
By now there is no proper info on which model exactly as there where several.


#10

From the Imperial War Museum:

Regards,
Charlie Flick