Wednesday, 5 August 2009

5 August, 2009

Today we conducted a torpedo exercise using a training torpedo. These types of events help us maintain proficiency at weapons firings and are a test for our Sailors and our equipment.

The training torpedo we use is inert and re-usable. One of the fun parts about these exercises is retrieving the torpedo once it goes into the water. This involves using our small boat and putting swimmers in the water to attach a retrieving line. Today’s weather was great and the Mediterranean water was warm. I had several volunteers to go into the water but in the end our two rescue swimmers got the nod and successfully recovered our torpedo for use the next time.