The Champion Submarine-Killing Submarine of World War Two


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Aft Torpedo Room


Through the watertight door in the aft of the maneuvering room is the aft torpedo room.  This compartment was very similar to the forward room, except it was smaller.  Like the forward torpedo room, this are contains 4 torpedo tubes and had 8 torpedoes stored here during patrols.  Four torpedoes were stored in the tubes and four other torpedoes were stored out in the room on loading racks.

The after room also contained an emergency escape hatch with Momson lungs, similar to the forward room and the signal launcher was found on the port side bulkhead.  In addition, this space was used for berthing for nearly 24 men.