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 oy oldin
    • 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 Jose9 kun oldin
    • 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 lytle12 kun oldin
    • Only thing I still wanna know is, waht the sliding surface for the torpedo is?

      softyzz69softyzz6912 kun oldin
  • You will end up a female if you go down that tube too many times.

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  • two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and soda

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

    JuliusCaminusJuliusCaminus7 soat oldin
  • 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 Formol18 soat oldin
  • I feel like this is a prank that Torpedomen pull on unsuspecting civilians

    Matt HewittMatt HewittKun oldin
  • No way would I climbing that tiny hole you couldn't pay me

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  • Mark 48 Torps are beast

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  • 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

    marquaaadmarquaaad2 kun oldin
  • 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?

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

    JackofallmotardsJackofallmotards2 kun oldin
  • This man really likes submarines huh

    Lagum LemoniLagum Lemoni3 kun oldin
  • 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 Ambiger3 kun oldin
  • I think I'm more cleithrophobic than claustrophobic, either way, I think I might have blacked-out there for a minute.

    Steb StebanesierSteb Stebanesier4 kun oldin
  • super jelly, love this channel

    James WielerJames Wieler4 kun oldin
  • 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?

    ratti80ratti804 kun oldin
  • i realize now that a torpedo tube is the perfect place to hide a dead body that you've just murdered

    Griffin KennedyGriffin Kennedy4 kun oldin
  • Yes Sir 💯

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  • my man had a g fuel shaker on the sub

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  • The worried list functionally moor because sort desirably fill before a moldy table. regular, encouraging mirror

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  • I'm binge watching all your content now.

    Scott MeredithScott Meredith4 kun oldin
  • 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 Sensei4 kun oldin
  • That’s not a torpedo tube that’s the Death Star laser shaft

    RedPanda316RedPanda3164 kun oldin
  • Sounds like the control system has an enormous amount of safety interlocks.

    WackyBroProductionsWackyBroProductions4 kun oldin
  • 8:26 animation time stamp

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

    Steven McCaffreySteven McCaffrey5 kun oldin
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    UnconventionalUnconventional5 kun oldin
  • 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 3605 kun oldin
  • Thank you for this excellent series!

    Jeff CornblattJeff Cornblatt5 kun oldin
  • If I was in there I would be scared like it was a horror movie

    Caleb GetzCaleb Getz5 kun oldin
  • Can't lie; this channel is starting to feel like pro-military propaganda.

    bogosortbogosort5 kun oldin
  • 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.

    GeeZiiGeeZii6 kun oldin
  • That torpedo is absolutely massive!

    AndrewdoesYTAndrewdoesYT6 kun oldin
  • This series actually makes me think that having a career in submarines would have been cool. Maybe in my next life lol

    Craig HicksCraig Hicks6 kun oldin
  • Imagine if he gets stuck in there and the hatch closes

    NetherprinceNetherprince6 kun oldin
  • Was I the only one who got clostrofobic when they opened the torpedo harch

    MarbbleMarbble6 kun oldin
  • Like who are the people coming up with all these systems and how do you unify them to get stuff done

    KevinKevin6 kun oldin
  • 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 Bruckerhoff6 kun oldin
  • no confined space entry permit required?

    John FrigoJohn Frigo6 kun oldin
  • 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 Meier6 kun oldin
  • That one guy looked like destins younger dumb brother LOL

    vashisl33tvashisl33t6 kun oldin
  • 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.

    JJ6 kun oldin
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  • Your channel is by far one of my favorites!

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  • 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 Thompson7 kun oldin
  • 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

    Mave JakMave Jak7 kun oldin
  • 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 OHagin8 kun oldin
  • 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 Simple8 kun oldin
  • Unbelievable they were able to design/engineer these without computers.

    Nick OhlerNick Ohler8 kun oldin
  • 2:14, guy on the left face looks up "Woah woah woah wait those are real torpedoes??"

    RippedFall9153RippedFall91538 kun oldin
  • he could literally just close it and flood the tube

    WuzWuz8 kun oldin
  • Amagen just it flushed you out lol rip

    Kim NicholsonKim Nicholson8 kun oldin
  • 15:08 POV: you are a torpedo

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

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian8 kun oldin
  • Yes SIr

    Clemens Der BaumClemens Der Baum8 kun oldin
  • 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.

    ScarletScarlet9 kun oldin
  • 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 Steele9 kun oldin
  • *touches torpedo* Can I touch it?

    VirlomiEntreriVirlomiEntreri9 kun oldin
  • "yessir"

    MetifixMetifix9 kun oldin
  • Air in a sub is made by the powerplant, it's not what they've took with them from the surface!

    Dog SeriousDog Serious9 kun oldin
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  • 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.

    KerryKerry9 kun oldin
  • image if he locked you in there IMAO

    Khadar AdamKhadar Adam9 kun oldin
  • a submarine is basically a large torpedo that shoots smaller faster torpedoes

    MilkyWayeyMilkyWayey9 kun oldin
  • Strange how the naval men all call him 'sir' when he's a civilian.

    SuperVHSchannelSuperVHSchannel9 kun oldin
    • He is ex military which still gets almost the same respect.

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  • OMG!

    Stephen HollandStephen Holland10 kun oldin
  • Who remembers doing trim parties on a new COW??

    Frank MaringolaFrank Maringola10 kun oldin
  • I'm pretty sure nuclear submarines make their own air and as much as they want or need, fresh water too for that matter.

    John SmithJohn Smith10 kun oldin