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

16 ágú 2020
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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.

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay8 mánuðum síðan
    • I’m claustrophobic and your not getting me on a sub let alone a torpedo tube!

      Snail 27Snail 274 dögum síðan
    • 5th .

      Real Life ProductionsReal Life Productions7 dögum síðan
    • Mjjjjj?mmmm

      Real Life ProductionsReal Life Productions7 dögum síðan
    • I still have one question, the torpedo is not level with the tube in the sub, do the like rotate it to that position or what? It didn't look to be enough space to just lift it.

      Isaac SeehausenIsaac Seehausen17 dögum síðan
    • Hello! I am a brand new subscriber. I have ALWAYS wanted to see inside a submarine and understand it. But I couldn't, properly as I have disabilities which prevented me from doing so. I am loving how you can explain things in a non patronising manner, which is easy to understand even to a new viewer. This type of stuff you post is helping keep me sane on the bad days, where my condition keeps me bed bound. And I am having so much fun watching it, so thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart. I found you through Mark Roben (sp?), the NASA fellow who you are friends with: I'm starting with his glitter bomb porch pirate stealing payback packages! Please keep it up. I have a lot of content to catch up on it seems.

      Lothar SoranLothar Soran22 dögum síðan
  • Destin gets in Navy: You really think you will get away with all this information. Shoot tube 1

    Cristian BusuiocCristian Busuioc3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Omg, I just watched that exercise on ISpast! You were one of the cameramen? That's crazy!

    I Believe In GamingI Believe In Gaming14 klukkustundum síðan
  • beetle juice: bout', 20 ft?

    Mc TruckerMc Trucker15 klukkustundum síðan
  • i woulod not be able to climb in there lol i would be so afraid of getting stuck

    AlexAlex2 dögum síðan
  • Alt name for this video: Russian spy secretly shows Russian military how American nuclear sub torpedo tubes work.

    YearOfTheYeetYearOfTheYeet3 dögum síðan
  • I’d be scared someone’s gonna murder me and shoot me out 😂

    J3Woods _J3Woods _3 dögum síðan
  • just inside at the muzzle door, over the loudspeaker, man battle stations ready all torpedo tubes.........

    Jimmy AkersJimmy Akers3 dögum síðan
  • 9:45 but its a nuclear submarine, it produces its own oxygen

    Xbox gamer3895 [REDACTED]Xbox gamer3895 [REDACTED]3 dögum síðan
  • This should be added to hitman. Push somebody into the torpedo tube, close the hatch and then flood it and maybe fire it?

    Robert StoddardRobert Stoddard4 dögum síðan
  • 2:00 can I touch it? *boom* 😂

    Mr. Slime Gaming OfficialMr. Slime Gaming Official4 dögum síðan
  • Imagain if the top just malfunctioned and opened

    seldabsseldabs4 dögum síðan
  • Next up: Being Launched from a torpedo

    That GamingThat Gaming5 dögum síðan
  • yes sir yes sir yes sir yes sir yes sir

    Rasmus CarlssonRasmus Carlsson5 dögum síðan
  • 5:12 admiral hymen rickover... The catfish lookin genius

    Neepow GlungusNeepow Glungus5 dögum síðan
  • i feel i can go back now and watch u571 and know what exactly they're on about when they're frantically turning valves.

    pHaZe017pHaZe0175 dögum síðan

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  • Could someone try to explain how come 1,700 people downvoted this video? Honestly, I don't get it.

    Tomas GonzalezTomas Gonzalez6 dögum síðan
  • Imagine that they closed someone in

    D1182 PlayZD1182 PlayZ6 dögum síðan
  • 14:39 the part you came for, the rest is just a boring science field trip

    Roger ThomasRoger Thomas6 dögum síðan
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    Shawn MasseyShawn Massey7 dögum síðan
  • I always assumed torpedoes were brought into the submarine through the torpedotube. like, when they are launched, but in reverse.

    terminator3000terminator30007 dögum síðan
  • you said there were other names at the end, is that like a right of passage for torpedo mates and torpedo crews before they get their dolphins?

    Andrew WigginAndrew Wiggin7 dögum síðan
  • 3:44 whats that ball at the front?

    Erik PartikaErik Partika8 dögum síðan
  • Be glad you weren't being shown round a Russian sub... They'd probably close the tube on you for a joke.

    ZenexZenex8 dögum síðan
  • 14:40 this is why you clicked on the video

    Stephen coyneStephen coyne8 dögum síðan
  • Please add a link to the Mk 48 torpedo model huh printed.

    Robert FrickRobert Frick8 dögum síðan
  • Claustrophobic people after seeing the POV footage of him crawling in the tube: *[CONFUSED SCREAMING]*

    TOASTTOAST9 dögum síðan
  • Love how they always say "yes sir" and "no sir"

    SergioKVSergioKV10 dögum síðan
  • I wonder if Star Trek got the idea of Jefferies Tubes from torpedo tubes

    United EuropeUnited Europe10 dögum síðan
  • You Ruski Spy Comrade Great Work Next Mission Is Now On Going

    The King Of JotunheimThe King Of Jotunheim10 dögum síðan
  • How does a civi get into a nuclear submarine?

    Kent HinchcliffKent Hinchcliff11 dögum síðan
  • Wonderful engineering: Just a shame it's purpose is to vaporize people.

    al forbesal forbes11 dögum síðan
  • A random bananaA random banana11 dögum síðan
  • yessir

    Victor FredslundVictor Fredslund12 dögum síðan
  • Imaginge him locking that door hes in there

    Kettune :3Kettune :312 dögum síðan
  • "Yes sir" I am in love with this...😉

    Ayush PareekAyush Pareek12 dögum síðan
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  • I didn't realize that I was claustrophobic until I watched this video :D

    Steve OnotskySteve Onotsky13 dögum síðan
  • Y are you allowed to put this on youtube?

    BllueBallsBllueBalls13 dögum síðan
  • Yep Definitely smarter

    WILDWILD13 dögum síðan
  • Gonna touch i- latest new a nuclear submarine has just exploded from the inside due to unknown reasons

    ThePlumpWolfThePlumpWolf14 dögum síðan
  • Why would you give this video a thumbs down...? There is lots of muppets out there.

    Chris LonieChris Lonie14 dögum síðan
  • world of warships players be like - '' I don't need to know all of this , all I need of the 3 button and then wallah torps accessed '' world of warships players will understand this joke .

  • I thought nuclear subs can make their own air. So yes the air from the tube can be reused but not because they have not enough air. That's also why a nuclear sub can stay under water for a loooong time.

    MadrrrrrrrrrrrMadrrrrrrrrrrr14 dögum síðan
  • Everybody gangsta till A torpedo is shot

    somebody ysomebody y14 dögum síðan
  • Your videos are so very amazing, informative and addictive 😃 KEEP THEM COMING 👌👌👌 Thanks

    helmut girakhelmut girak14 dögum síðan
  • Peace

    jakob Hummeljakob Hummel15 dögum síðan
  • I was waiting for the people to stab his back and shut the door and start to fill the tube with water

    CoxsosanisCoxsosanis15 dögum síðan
    • he is famous lol

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    Mable JonesMable Jones15 dögum síðan
  • You would think as complicated as a Sub is that the Navy would have a special pen that would write on cold/frozen steel. Lol Just saying! Awesome video series! Thanks 🖖🏻

    Gatchaman_Bird_StyleGatchaman_Bird_Style15 dögum síðan
  • - so what do you do for a living pal? - I grease things ;)

    makuszkomakuszko16 dögum síðan
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    dick johnsondick johnson16 dögum síðan
  • That TM is having too good of a time watching him go down the tube!

    Navy Hole SnipeNavy Hole Snipe16 dögum síðan
  • Fascinating!

    SilentSilent17 dögum síðan
  • Take a drink every time he says rock and roll

    Drum KidDrum Kid17 dögum síðan
  • Looks really messy in there doesn't it. Boxes and stuff, like my old shed. Shouldn't it all be all clean room and Enterprise bridge.

    ChrisstChrisst17 dögum síðan
  • You'd defo crack the torpedo hatch a fraction once he was in it wouldn't you.

    ChrisstChrisst17 dögum síðan
  • Great video. I don't see how it could be downvoted.

    wylieecoyotewylieecoyote17 dögum síðan
  • very nice weapons sistem but, ¿how does the toilet work?

    Nahuel BelichNahuel Belich17 dögum síðan
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    DIZIINDIZIIN17 dögum síðan
  • Give appreciation to the welder that did the welds that can be seen at 16:26 what is shocking is that, there aren't as many passes as you'd imagine the would be. Single bevel, 4 visible. That about 20 beads. Take not instagram welders. These critical welds that pass an inspection in a nuclear sub, aren't pretty dime stacks.

    Henri HänninenHenri Hänninen17 dögum síðan
  • coolest shiat ever!

    Ali JafariAli Jafari18 dögum síðan
  • reminds me of crawling into f18 intakes

    brednbudderbrednbudder18 dögum síðan
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    Lily HouwLily Houw18 dögum síðan
  • the guy at 2:08 looks like doomguy

    Hell IndustriesHell Industries18 dögum síðan
  • Look mom! Me torpedo! Wooooooosh!

    William BischWilliam Bisch18 dögum síðan
  • The Toledo is neato

    4 string Guitar4 string Guitar19 dögum síðan
  • How long it takes for all of this so they can fire another torpedo?

    Brown ottoBrown otto19 dögum síðan
  • Its all fun and games till the PA says torpedo pod ready for launch and the hatch closes

    Matty Block_YTMatty Block_YT19 dögum síðan
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  • Yes sir.

    DesignatorDesignator19 dögum síðan
  • How awesome is that. I visited a sub once in the harbour for a tour but they kept us away from the delicate parts. I loved every part of that crowded cramped space. So much ingenuity.

    wazzup105wazzup10520 dögum síðan
  • When a submarine surfaces how does it replenish air? A big fan blowing in the entry hatch? Or a special system to flush the submarine with fresh air? Hmm.

    Ke3per88Ke3per8820 dögum síðan
  • Even with mild claustrophobia this was incredibly painful to watch

    DatodaDatoda21 degi síðan síðan
  • I got a shortness of breath when he was in that tube.

    Blanchard Production CompanyBlanchard Production Company22 dögum síðan
  • It's nice to listen to this fellow explain things. Great detail, easy to follow, and best of all? None irritating and none patronising tone. A fascinating subject I am greatly enjoying these submarine videos! Keeping me happily entertained as a new subscriber during my harder days. Thank you!

    Lothar SoranLothar Soran22 dögum síðan
  • Everyone gangsta until they hear “firing in 3 2 1”

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  • For a second I thought this was a Shiey video and had a small heart attack

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  • Those rolling eyes, jesus

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  • You went all the way and didn’t even kiss the bow cap? Shocking.

    Liam ThackerLiam Thacker26 dögum síðan
    • Silence, Liam

      Robert OilerRobert Oiler25 dögum síðan
  • Submarine’s have always fascinated me and I’ve been on one before (granted it wasn’t a nuclear submarine and was a museum (USS Clamagore) . My grandfather served on two during his time in the navy .

    taylor Gropptaylor Gropp26 dögum síðan
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  • Me watching this is just hoping they’ll use you as a torpedo

    RealTonyHawk HawkRealTonyHawk Hawk27 dögum síðan
  • Fascinating. Great video

    BernannaBernanna27 dögum síðan
  • Amazing footage 👍👍👍👍

    Bacon and CabbageBacon and Cabbage28 dögum síðan
  • I want to do that... but id be worried about someone closing the door on me! Btw raycon isnt actually that great.

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  • Imagine that guy locks him in.

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  • My dad says the Chinese Navy is more powerful than the US Navy. I dont think so!

    Tony ArcTony ArcMánuði síðan
  • Everybody gangsta til someone fires a torpedo.

    The Eternal17The Eternal17Mánuði síðan
  • 😴😴😴

    Barb RodriguezBarb RodriguezMánuði síðan
  • I used to sleep next to the torpedoes when I was enlisted. No room in bunks that’s where they put you. 😂

    FunkmunkleFunkmunkleMánuði síðan
  • Everybody gangsta until they fire him out of the tube

    Snekky GamingSnekky GamingMánuði síðan
  • that was crazyyyy!!!!! just two quick questions. Why the water tank its under the the torpedo instead of over the torpedo, I mean who the pumped water inside the torpedo tube? How they empty the water out of the second tank?

    Aris PertesisAris PertesisMánuði síðan
  • interesting

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