Japanese Imperial Navy Torpedo Detonation Timer used to scuttle a sub (3/31)
Lot 102
A rare Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo detonation timer
circa 1943 6-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 in. (16.5 x 14.6 x 10.7 cm.) the box.
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo detonation timer
circa 1943
in the original WWII wood case and marked: July (Showa) 17, 1943 Type 93, Model 2.
6-1/2 x 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 in. (16.5 x 14.6 x 10.7 cm.) the box.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    This device would have been used to scuttle a submarine; it would be inserted into the nose of a torpedo in place of its normal impact pin or proximity fuse, and set to give the crew 36 minutes to abandon ship.
    NB: This is a timing device only – there is no detonator or explosive material in this device.
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