Mark XIV Torpedo Case Study

Report Number: NPS-AM-11-008

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Requirements

Report Series: Case Study

Authors: Dave F. Matthews

Title: Mark XIV Torpedo Case Study

Published: 2011-03-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

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Keywords: Torpedo, submarine, testing, requirements


The U.S, Navy submarine force entered World War II with a defective primary weapon system, the Mark XIV Torpedo. It was developed in the mid 1920