Can a US Navy sub survive being hit by torpedo or is it one and done?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 72 months ago
If the hull is compromised the water pressure will crush the sub.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 72 months ago
depends on what depth the sub was when hit, it might be able to make it to the surface
but if a torp explodes against a sub, that sub is finished.
But only one sub has ever been sunk by another sub using a torpedo
- electricpoleLv 72 months ago
I would imagine it's survive-ability would depend on the area of impact as well as the depth it was operating at. IE: submerged vs on the surface.
They are small vessels relative to the size of the charge on a modern torpedo. And any impact at a substantial depth would most likely severely compromise the pressure hull, with catastrophic results.
Any submarine's best defense is stealth not armor.