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
    • Jag

      yoAndenyoAnden3 күн мурун
    • The Military shows great respect to civilians..Huge respect for them..🙏

      Ebin JoseEbin Jose3 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 lytle6 күн мурун
    • Only thing I still wanna know is, waht the sliding surface for the torpedo is?

      softyzz69softyzz696 күн мурун
    • 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

      marcus kornegaymarcus kornegay13 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.

    GeeZiiGeeZii8 саат мурун
  • That torpedo is absolutely massive!

    AndrewdoesYTAndrewdoesYT9 саат 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 Hicks9 саат мурун
  • Imagine if he gets stuck in there and the hatch closes

    NetherprinceNetherprince10 саат мурун
  • Was I the only one who got clostrofobic when they opened the torpedo harch

    MarbbleMarbble10 саат мурун
  • Like who are the people coming up with all these systems and how do you unify them to get stuff done

    KevinKevin13 саат 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 Bruckerhoff15 саат мурун
  • no confined space entry permit required?

    John FrigoJohn Frigo18 саат 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?

    P-45 Nokota 2019P-45 Nokota 201918 саат мурун
  • i wouldn’t be afraid that the door closes and the water starts flowing in

    Jan-Andreas MeierJan-Andreas Meier20 саат мурун
  • That one guy looked like destins younger dumb brother LOL

    vashisl33tvashisl33t20 саат 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.

    JJКүн мурун
  • The blue macaroni really juggle because colon visually wave circa a gigantic kimberly. scary, enthusiastic approval

    Clifford MorganClifford MorganКүн мурун
  • Your channel is by far one of my favorites!

    Katherine Russ- HotfelterKatherine Russ- HotfelterКүн мурун
  • Do the Raycon earbuds have AAC audio or ANC?

    MysticMysticКүн 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!

    Tm DivoTm DivoКүн мурун
  • Make smaller time length vedios.

    John MondalJohn MondalКүн мурун
  • The sedate employer dimensionally release because canada spindly continue above a many drawbridge. roomy, enthusiastic punishment

    Christi HallChristi HallКүн мурун
  • Incredible series! And thanks Raycon!

    Steve BaumgartnerSteve BaumgartnerКүн мурун
  • 2:21 he reminds me of amos burton

    C - 4C - 4Күн мурун
  • Too bad they are death machines..

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

    MaxDaBomb109MaxDaBomb1092 күн мурун
  • 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 Jak2 күн мурун
  • god that captain looks like every officer i ever met in the army lmao

    John CitizenJohn Citizen2 күн мурун
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    Myr RosenMyr Rosen2 күн мурун

    wchromowchromo2 күн мурун
  • “Help stepbro I’m stuck in a torpedo tube”

    Julian OHaginJulian OHagin2 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 Simple2 күн мурун
  • Unbelievable they were able to design/engineer these without computers.

    Nick OhlerNick Ohler2 күн мурун
  • 2:14, guy on the left face looks up "Woah woah woah wait those are real torpedoes??"

    RippedFall9153RippedFall91532 күн мурун
  • he could literally just close it and flood the tube

    WuzWuz3 күн мурун
  • Amagen just it flushed you out lol rip

    Kim NicholsonKim Nicholson3 күн мурун
  • 15:08 POV: you are a torpedo

    BrennAnHere 1BrennAnHere 13 күн мурун
  • They ok showing you weapons but not the engine. Go figure.

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian3 күн мурун
  • Yes SIr

    Clemens Der BaumClemens Der Baum3 күн мурун
  • 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.

    ScarletScarlet3 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 Steele3 күн мурун
  • *touches torpedo* Can I touch it?

    VirlomiEntreriVirlomiEntreri3 күн мурун
  • "yessir"

    MetifixMetifix3 күн мурун
  • Air in a sub is made by the powerplant, it's not what they've took with them from the surface!

    Dog SeriousDog Serious3 күн мурун
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    tito hotrodtito hotrod3 күн мурун
  • 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.

    KerryKerry3 күн мурун
  • image if he locked you in there IMAO

    Khadar AdamKhadar Adam3 күн мурун
  • a submarine is basically a large torpedo that shoots smaller faster torpedoes

    MilkyWayeyMilkyWayey3 күн мурун
  • Strange how the naval men all call him 'sir' when he's a civilian.

    SuperVHSchannelSuperVHSchannel4 күн мурун
    • He is ex military which still gets almost the same respect.

      Stoned Savage!Stoned Savage!3 күн мурун
  • OMG!

    Stephen HollandStephen Holland4 күн мурун
  • Who remembers doing trim parties on a new COW??

    Frank MaringolaFrank Maringola4 күн мурун
  • 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 Smith4 күн мурун
  • Is that Adm Rickover at 5:12 with Pres Carter?

    T WrightT Wright4 күн мурун
  • Crew part of the sub is called the People locker

    Wedgenut TankerWedgenut Tanker4 күн мурун
  • 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!

    Locomotive BreathLocomotive Breath4 күн мурун
  • sorry to say it but i have never been this bored watching youtube

    SyqifrSyqifr4 күн мурун
  • Lemme just say this about engineering . its all figured out ! Toledo is the most expect thing on this planet .

    Jade MillsJade Mills4 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Daniel RadickDaniel Radick4 күн мурун
  • You really had me with the air part. Oxygen can be created. But actual air can’t. Made me think.

    Brian BBrian B5 күн мурун
  • I got claustrophobic watching this video.

    László BertókLászló Bertók5 күн мурун
  • Worked how I expected it to actually.

    pigtailsboypigtailsboy5 күн мурун
  • 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.

    angulionangulion5 күн мурун
  • 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 KGworld. I thought it was pretty strange he was invited on a nuclear weapon of war lol, but it makes sense now

    Adeum DeusAdeum Deus5 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Jeff KleinJeff Klein5 күн мурун
  • TM: "He's in." CO: "Quick, he's learned too much! Shoot tube 2!"

    Misha600Misha6005 күн мурун
  • 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!

    Pete MillerPete Miller5 күн мурун
  • my claustrophobia just skyrocketed

    Big FloppaBig Floppa5 күн мурун
  • 13:37, but now you have more water than you had, how do you get rid of it???

    The Lazer ProjectThe Lazer Project5 күн мурун
  • 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.

    NPCNPC6 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Marty StinesMarty Stines6 күн мурун
  • I was able to turn around in the tube. That was 50 lbs ago

    Keith PKeith P6 күн мурун
  • 400 psi > any other psi.

    Keith PKeith P6 күн мурун
  • I dont know how they retrained themselves not to mess with him and pretend to close the hatch while Destin was in there

    That GuyThat Guy6 күн мурун
    • they might have if TMC weren't in the torpedo room

      MdGn722MdGn7226 күн мурун
  • love how much theyre all enjoying his excitement.

    bertbert6 күн мурун
  • This is really cool but I would also love to see the WW1 and WW2 physics

    Bigbrain MomentBigbrain Moment7 күн мурун
  • Hey guys in which video he showing the bathroom inside submarine

    Samurai KRSamurai KR8 күн мурун
  • i suffer just watching this!!! cant enter in there without die by heart attack

    Tony SopranoTony Soprano8 күн мурун
  • just when the tube was about to be shown to the camera, a stupid goddam ad showed up

    DonkeyeDonkeye8 күн мурун
  • I would have been really tempted to say, "Yippee kai yay......" in there. No, not tempted. I would have done it.

    Ron SimpsonRon Simpson9 күн мурун
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    Sawcon DeeznutsSawcon Deeznuts9 күн мурун
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    nammuoi thayquannammuoi thayquan9 күн мурун
  • 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

    Venom LoveVenom Love9 күн мурун
  • i work on submarines for a living. to bad you didnt get to check out the sonar dome. prob my favorite place on subs

    Lrd DiabloLrd Diablo10 күн мурун
    • 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!

      MdGn722MdGn7226 күн мурун
  • yesir

    ZAPIXZAPIX10 күн мурун
  • Man I'm claustrophobic just watching this. You gotta have trust there they don't lock you in and open the other side LMAO

    Travious AndrewsTravious Andrews10 күн мурун
  • I could never crawl down that tube I would die from a heart attack

    Cameron WilsonCameron Wilson10 күн мурун
  • I was waiting for the navy guy to just close the torpedo door behind dustin and say “have a nice trip”

    Lawson HamiltonLawson Hamilton10 күн мурун
  • "You can't go back on top through the ice" Russian submarines can ahahah

    lilmonililmoni11 күн мурун
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    Morrisey AbdallahMorrisey Abdallah11 күн мурун
  • COOL!

    Asa GoldenAsa Golden11 күн мурун
  • Imagine destin stuck inside that topiedo tank

    Rishi DesaiRishi Desai12 күн мурун
  • Still don't understand how they fire the torpedo. It's not just pushing it out?

    Joachim SinghJoachim Singh12 күн мурун
  • Do one video about Submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

    prateek kumarprateek kumar12 күн мурун
  • make him stop saying ye sir

    Rachel MorganRachel Morgan12 күн мурун
  • “Can I touch it?” * proceeds to touch it without waiting for permission *

    •S0CK••S0CK•12 күн мурун
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    Bernice GardnerBernice Gardner12 күн мурун
  • So THAT'S what they did with the LST I served on!

    Yafuker SheldonYafuker Sheldon12 күн мурун
  • the engineering of a sub;s torpedo tube is fascinating...nicely narrated

    robert taylorrobert taylor13 күн мурун
  • yes sir

    Cyrus Hakim-RadCyrus Hakim-Rad13 күн мурун
  • Imagine they start the firing procedure while he's in the tube

    The Engineer GuyThe Engineer Guy14 күн мурун
  • bruh i thought tm2 knight was the dude's soundcloud name

    salinora0salinora014 күн мурун
  • god i wanted them do to a prank on him and close door and let down the iron thingies scarring him.. XD

    DeraDera14 күн мурун
  • Can someone go over the transcript and see how may times 'Yes Sir' was said?

    RobRob14 күн мурун