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Mk 37 anti-submarine torpedo

Country of Origin: USA


The Mk 37 was the standard U.S. Navy submarine-launched anti-submarine warfare torpedo for almost 20 years. The last U.S. submarine to be armed with Mk 37s was the diesel-electric submarine DARTER (SS-576), which was stricken in December 1989.


Development began in 1946. Initial operational capability (IOC) Mod 0 in 1957, Mod 1 in 1961 and Mod 3 in 1967. Originally manufactured at the Naval Ordnance Plant, Forest Park, Ill. Engineering development of the Mk.37 began in 1946. Early...

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