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depth charges

Type

Year

Mass, kg

Type and mass of explosive, kg

Sinking speed, m/s

Maximal depth setting, m

type of piston
Guiraud 40 kg 1915   40   35 mechanical
Guiraud 70 kg 1915   70   35 mechanical
Mark 2 1917 191 TNT - 136 1.8 60 hydrostatic
Mark 3 1917 191 TNT - 136 1.8 90 hydrostatic
200 kg 1930s 260 200 3.0 100, later 120 hydrostatic
100 kg 1930s 130 100 2.2 100 hydrostatic
35 kg 1930s 52 35 2.2 100 hydrostatic

Mark VII

1940

191

TNT - 132

3.0

90

later 180

hydrostatic

Mark VII Heavy

1940

259

TNT - 130

minol from 1942 - 130

5.1

90

hydrostatic
Mark 6 1943 191 TNT - 136 2.4 later 3.7 90 later 180 hydrostatic
Mark 7 1943 338 TNT - 272 1.8 later 4 90 later 180 hydrostatic
Mark 8 1943 238 TNT - 122 3.5 150 magnetic
Mark 9 1943 154 torpex - 91 6.9 180 later 300 hydrostatic

DC racks

Type

Year

Number of DCs

Type of DCs

Mk 1 mod. 0 1918 8 or 13 Mk 2, 3
--- 1930s 12 200 kg

DC throwers

Type

Year

Fire range, km

Fire depth, m

Explosive type and mass, kg

DC mass, kg

Number and caliber of bores, mm

Thornycroft 24cm ("K"-gun)

1917

0.06

90

TNT - 136

amatol from 1930s - 132

191

1 x 241

Mk 1 (Y-gun) 1917 0.027 90 TNT - 136 191 2 x 241
Mk 2 1918 0.027 90 TNT - 136 191 1 x 152
Mk 5 (Y-gun) 1918 0.027 90 TNT - 136 191 2 x 241
100/250 M1928 1930 0.25 100 100 130 1 x 116

Mark IV

1941

0.061

0.047

90

TNT - 132

TNT - 130

191

259

1 x 241

Mark V

1944

0.071

0.057

90

TNT - 132

TNT - 130

191

259

1 x 152

Mark 6 ("K"-gun)

1941

0.062

0.050

90

TNT - 132

TNT - 130

191

259

1 x

Hedgehog

1943

0.18

180

torpex - 15.9

29.5

24 x 180

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009