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
    • 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

      digital subliminal messagesdigital subliminal messages3 күн мурун
    • The Military shows great respect to civilians..Huge respect for them..🙏

      Ebin JoseEbin Jose7 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 lytle10 күн мурун
    • Only thing I still wanna know is, waht the sliding surface for the torpedo is?

      softyzz69softyzz6910 күн мурун
  • not a educated guess but i think hes building a nuclear submarine

    marquaaadmarquaaad6 саат мурун
  • Imagine the hatch closes while he's in it and he gets sucked into the ocean.

    One Day AstronautOne Day Astronaut10 саат мурун
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    RSVPHeat BotRSVPHeat Bot12 саат мурун
  • is it a boat or a submarine?

    DevMugDevMug16 саат мурун
  • Those torpedo guys definitely joked about launching destin out 😂😉

    JackofallmotardsJackofallmotards17 саат мурун
  • This man really likes submarines huh

    Lagum LemoniLagum Lemoni23 саат мурун
  • 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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    Fletcher KirbyFletcher KirbyКүн мурун
  • 4:35 It's Ned Schneebly from School of Rock 😐🤣

    jammydodgermanjammydodgermanКүн мурун
  • nuclear submarine been there done that

    that one emo kidthat one emo kidКүн мурун
  • apple be like: introducing the new smart torpedo!

    ABplayz MCABplayz MCКүн мурун
    • The explosives are exclusive, a cost of 999 more

      Achal AmbigerAchal AmbigerКүн мурун
  • I think I'm more cleithrophobic than claustrophobic, either way, I think I might have blacked-out there for a minute.

    Steb StebanesierSteb Stebanesier2 күн мурун
  • super jelly, love this channel

    James WielerJames Wieler2 күн мурун
  • Sleeeeeeep spoooooot

    yeet mageetyeet mageet2 күн мурун
  • Why do you have to preserve the air while flooding the tube? Can’t you produce new one from sea water?

    ratti80ratti802 күн мурун
  • i realize now that a torpedo tube is the perfect place to hide a dead body that you've just murdered

    Griffin KennedyGriffin Kennedy2 күн мурун
  • Yes Sir 💯

    Flourish LadyFlourish Lady2 күн мурун
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    Dorothy GrayDorothy Gray2 күн мурун
  • my man had a g fuel shaker on the sub

    1unplugged1unplugged2 күн мурун
  • The worried list functionally moor because sort desirably fill before a moldy table. regular, encouraging mirror

    tate ohtate oh2 күн мурун
  • I'm binge watching all your content now.

    Scott MeredithScott Meredith2 күн мурун
  • OK one thing's clear and it's that I'm too much claustrophobic

    rishabh agrawalrishabh agrawal2 күн мурун
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    chris phamchris pham2 күн мурун
  • What if they just close the door on him? Lol

    Loaf EnvLoaf Env2 күн мурун
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    Guy SenseiGuy Sensei2 күн мурун
  • That’s not a torpedo tube that’s the Death Star laser shaft

    RedPanda316RedPanda3162 күн мурун
  • Sounds like the control system has an enormous amount of safety interlocks.

    WackyBroProductionsWackyBroProductions2 күн мурун
  • 8:26 animation time stamp

    isaiah2 robloxmineisaiah2 robloxmine3 күн мурун
  • I bet on your first day of cleaning they haze you and close the door

    Steven McCaffreySteven McCaffrey3 күн мурун
  • tf2 knight 3:00

    UnconventionalUnconventional3 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Delta_Tesseract *84-72*Delta_Tesseract *84-72*3 күн мурун
  • steps in door closes 😳

    Daniel 360Daniel 3603 күн мурун
  • Thank you for this excellent series!

    Jeff CornblattJeff Cornblatt3 күн мурун
  • If I was in there I would be scared like it was a horror movie

    Caleb GetzCaleb Getz3 күн мурун
  • Can't lie; this channel is starting to feel like pro-military propaganda.

    bogosortbogosort3 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.

    GeeZiiGeeZii3 күн мурун
  • That torpedo is absolutely massive!

    AndrewdoesYTAndrewdoesYT4 күн 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 Hicks4 күн мурун
  • Imagine if he gets stuck in there and the hatch closes

    NetherprinceNetherprince4 күн мурун
  • Was I the only one who got clostrofobic when they opened the torpedo harch

    MarbbleMarbble4 күн мурун
  • Like who are the people coming up with all these systems and how do you unify them to get stuff done

    KevinKevin4 күн 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 Bruckerhoff4 күн мурун
  • no confined space entry permit required?

    John FrigoJohn Frigo4 күн 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 20194 күн мурун
  • i wouldn’t be afraid that the door closes and the water starts flowing in

    Jan-Andreas MeierJan-Andreas Meier4 күн мурун
  • That one guy looked like destins younger dumb brother LOL

    vashisl33tvashisl33t4 күн 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.

    JJ4 күн мурун
  • The blue macaroni really juggle because colon visually wave circa a gigantic kimberly. scary, enthusiastic approval

    Clifford MorganClifford Morgan4 күн мурун
  • Your channel is by far one of my favorites!

    Katherine Russ- HotfelterKatherine Russ- Hotfelter4 күн мурун
  • Do the Raycon earbuds have AAC audio or ANC?

    MysticMystic4 күн 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 Divo5 күн мурун
  • Make smaller time length vedios.

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    Christi HallChristi Hall5 күн мурун
  • Incredible series! And thanks Raycon!

    Steve BaumgartnerSteve Baumgartner5 күн мурун
  • 2:21 he reminds me of amos burton

    C - 4C - 45 күн мурун
  • Too bad they are death machines..

    JackJack ThompsonJackJack Thompson5 күн мурун
  • Smarter every day: sees classified info Capitan: hey, wanna go in the tube?

    MaxDaBomb109MaxDaBomb1095 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 Jak5 күн мурун
  • god that captain looks like every officer i ever met in the army lmao

    John CitizenJohn Citizen5 күн мурун
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    Myr RosenMyr Rosen6 күн мурун

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

    Julian OHaginJulian OHagin6 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 Simple6 күн мурун
  • Unbelievable they were able to design/engineer these without computers.

    Nick OhlerNick Ohler6 күн мурун
  • 2:14, guy on the left face looks up "Woah woah woah wait those are real torpedoes??"

    RippedFall9153RippedFall91536 күн мурун
  • he could literally just close it and flood the tube

    WuzWuz6 күн мурун
  • Amagen just it flushed you out lol rip

    Kim NicholsonKim Nicholson6 күн мурун
  • 15:08 POV: you are a torpedo

    BrennAnHere 1BrennAnHere 16 күн мурун
  • They ok showing you weapons but not the engine. Go figure.

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian6 күн мурун
  • Yes SIr

    Clemens Der BaumClemens Der Baum6 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.

    ScarletScarlet7 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 Steele7 күн мурун
  • *touches torpedo* Can I touch it?

    VirlomiEntreriVirlomiEntreri7 күн мурун
  • "yessir"

    MetifixMetifix7 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 Serious7 күн мурун
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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.

    KerryKerry7 күн мурун
  • image if he locked you in there IMAO

    Khadar AdamKhadar Adam7 күн мурун
  • a submarine is basically a large torpedo that shoots smaller faster torpedoes

    MilkyWayeyMilkyWayey7 күн мурун
  • Strange how the naval men all call him 'sir' when he's a civilian.

    SuperVHSchannelSuperVHSchannel7 күн мурун
    • He is ex military which still gets almost the same respect.

      Stoned Savage!Stoned Savage!7 күн мурун
  • OMG!

    Stephen HollandStephen Holland7 күн мурун
  • Who remembers doing trim parties on a new COW??

    Frank MaringolaFrank Maringola7 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 Smith7 күн мурун
  • Is that Adm Rickover at 5:12 with Pres Carter?

    T WrightT Wright8 күн мурун
  • Crew part of the sub is called the People locker

    Wedgenut TankerWedgenut Tanker8 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 Breath8 күн мурун
  • sorry to say it but i have never been this bored watching youtube

    SyqifrSyqifr8 күн мурун
  • Lemme just say this about engineering . its all figured out ! Toledo is the most expect thing on this planet .

    Jade MillsJade Mills8 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 Radick8 күн мурун
  • You really had me with the air part. Oxygen can be created. But actual air can’t. Made me think.

    Brian BBrian B8 күн мурун
  • I got claustrophobic watching this video.

    László BertókLászló Bertók8 күн мурун
  • Worked how I expected it to actually.

    pigtailsboypigtailsboy8 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.

    angulionangulion9 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 KGcode. I thought it was pretty strange he was invited on a nuclear weapon of war lol, but it makes sense now

    Adeum DeusAdeum Deus9 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 Klein9 күн мурун
  • TM: "He's in." CO: "Quick, he's learned too much! Shoot tube 2!"

    Misha600Misha6009 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 Miller9 күн мурун