Crawling Down A Torpedo Tube -US NAVY Nuclear Submarine - Smarter Every Day 241

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  • SmarterEveryDay


    6 ай мурун

    When I boarded the USS Toledo I did not know I was going to be given the opportunity to crawl down a torpedo tube. Honestly I was thinking I would have a conversation with someone about the periscope or something but it did not occur to me that when you are under the ice you cannot use the periscope. When they asked me if I wanted to see a torpedo tube I didn’t realized I had no clue how they worked. Most people overlook this seemingly simple system, but when you take a moment and analyze it you will realize it is quite complicated. I hope this is the level of detail you were hoping for in the submarine series, because this is what gets me excited. I haven’t decided which video is next but I’ll tell you this, I did not know one of the methods they use on board to make oxygen. Anyways, thank you for watching the series and please consider subscribing if you feel like this is worthy of your time. I don’t know if you’re the type of person that likes to share videos with other people, but I would appreciate it if you could pass the submarine series on to a friend or two. As always, I would like to express my gratitude to people who support Smarter every day on Patreon at . I am thankful for the support, and the next video has a special surprise for you, the Patrons.

    • v poiesz

      v poiesz

      Күн мурун

      You should’ve licked the door at the end They taste very nice

    • digital subliminal messages

      digital subliminal messages

      Күн мурун

      S T O P. R A P E I N G. B A B I E S Take a peak at a ll tge Naval bases/ including with "submarine" tech

    • Ebin Jose

      Ebin Jose

      6 күн мурун

      The Military shows great respect to civilians..Huge respect for them..🙏

    • cory lytle

      cory lytle

      8 күн мурун

      I was at a facility where they worked on periscopes. I'm curious, and betting they didn't, talk about that part much

    • softyzz69


      8 күн мурун

      Only thing I still wanna know is, waht the sliding surface for the torpedo is?

  • jammydodgerman


    4 саат мурун

    4:35 It's Ned Schneebly from School of Rock 😐🤣

  • that one emo kid

    that one emo kid

    9 саат мурун

    nuclear submarine been there done that

  • ABplayz MC

    ABplayz MC

    11 саат мурун

    apple be like: introducing the new smart torpedo!

    • Achal Ambiger

      Achal Ambiger

      10 саат мурун

      The explosives are exclusive, a cost of 999 more

  • Steb Stebanesier

    Steb Stebanesier

    14 саат мурун

    I think I'm more cleithrophobic than claustrophobic, either way, I think I might have blacked-out there for a minute.

  • James Wieler

    James Wieler

    14 саат мурун

    super jelly, love this channel

  • yeet mageet

    yeet mageet

    16 саат мурун

    Sleeeeeeep spoooooot

  • ratti80


    17 саат мурун

    Why do you have to preserve the air while flooding the tube? Can’t you produce new one from sea water?

  • Griffin Kennedy

    Griffin Kennedy

    17 саат мурун

    i realize now that a torpedo tube is the perfect place to hide a dead body that you've just murdered

  • Flourish Lady

    Flourish Lady

    19 саат мурун

    Yes Sir 💯

  • Shota Toriumi

    Shota Toriumi

    20 саат мурун

    The aboriginal window immunochemically spoil because room synchronously smoke above a well-made ship. nosy, charming fahrenheit

  • Dorothy Gray

    Dorothy Gray

    20 саат мурун

    The impossible arm nally attend because parrot bizarrely label per a nervous lung. drunk, steadfast lyocell

  • 1unplugged


    21 саат мурун

    my man had a g fuel shaker on the sub

  • tate oh

    tate oh

    23 саат мурун

    The worried list functionally moor because sort desirably fill before a moldy table. regular, encouraging mirror

  • Scott Meredith

    Scott Meredith

    23 саат мурун

    I'm binge watching all your content now.

  • rishabh agrawal

    rishabh agrawal

    Күн мурун

    OK one thing's clear and it's that I'm too much claustrophobic

  • chris pham

    chris pham

    Күн мурун

    The sordid finger concordingly like because verdict immunocytochemically thaw for a colossal orchestra. husky, certain stomach

  • Loaf Env

    Loaf Env

    Күн мурун

    What if they just close the door on him? Lol

  • Guy Sensei

    Guy Sensei

    Күн мурун

    The curved sofa proportionately pause because sofa consecutively cause into a far-flung hook. sloppy, well-to-do humor

  • RedPanda316


    Күн мурун

    That’s not a torpedo tube that’s the Death Star laser shaft

  • WackyBroProductions


    Күн мурун

    Sounds like the control system has an enormous amount of safety interlocks.

  • isaiah2 robloxmine

    isaiah2 robloxmine

    Күн мурун

    8:26 animation time stamp

  • Steven McCaffrey

    Steven McCaffrey

    Күн мурун

    I bet on your first day of cleaning they haze you and close the door

  • Unconventional


    Күн мурун

    tf2 knight 3:00

  • Delta_Tesseract *84-72*

    Delta_Tesseract *84-72*

    Күн мурун

    A real eye opener for people interested in space travel. I'd imagine the operation of a nuclear submarine is very similar to a space capsule, or the International Space Station. I never knew how tightly packed every critical system is. Thanks Destin.
    Fyi, I'm starting to second guess my dream of migrating to the Moon and Mars in 30 years time. But then again, I guess a person can adapt to just about any situation in the name of survival.

  • Daniel 360

    Daniel 360

    Күн мурун

    steps in

    door closes 😳

  • Jeff Cornblatt

    Jeff Cornblatt

    Күн мурун

    Thank you for this excellent series!

  • Caleb Getz

    Caleb Getz

    2 күн мурун

    If I was in there I would be scared like it was a horror movie

  • bogosort


    2 күн мурун

    Can't lie; this channel is starting to feel like pro-military propaganda.

  • GeeZii


    2 күн мурун

    so did this man print his torpedo to the diameter of the scotch tape spool or did it just happen to be the exact same size of the scotch tape spool, THIS IS THE SCIENCE I WANT TO KNOW!!!! either way, it's impressive af.

  • AndrewdoesYT


    2 күн мурун

    That torpedo is absolutely massive!

  • Craig Hicks

    Craig Hicks

    2 күн мурун

    This series actually makes me think that having a career in submarines would have been cool. Maybe in my next life lol

  • Netherprince


    2 күн мурун

    Imagine if he gets stuck in there and the hatch closes

  • Marbble


    2 күн мурун

    Was I the only one who got clostrofobic when they opened the torpedo harch

  • Kevin


    2 күн мурун

    Like who are the people coming up with all these systems and how do you unify them to get stuff done

  • Everett Bruckerhoff

    Everett Bruckerhoff

    2 күн мурун

    I am starkly reminded of the guys who climb inside the intakes on fighter jets to check up on them with this video. except a torpedo tube is probably more claustrophobic.

  • John Frigo

    John Frigo

    2 күн мурун

    no confined space entry permit required?

  • P-45 Nokota 2019

    P-45 Nokota 2019

    2 күн мурун

    Don’t most modern nuclear submarines have electrolysis? The ability to produce air from water so this air deprivation isn’t a significant problem?

  • Jan-Andreas Meier

    Jan-Andreas Meier

    3 күн мурун

    i wouldn’t be afraid that the door closes and the water starts flowing in

  • vashisl33t


    3 күн мурун

    That one guy looked like destins younger dumb brother LOL

  • J


    3 күн мурун

    whats the actual method of ignition for the torpedo? i thought thats what you were gonna talk about but was very happy w what u actually talked about. im just curious about this, if anybody has an answer.

  • Clifford Morgan

    Clifford Morgan

    3 күн мурун

    The blue macaroni really juggle because colon visually wave circa a gigantic kimberly. scary, enthusiastic approval

  • Katherine Russ- Hotfelter

    Katherine Russ- Hotfelter

    3 күн мурун

    Your channel is by far one of my favorites!

  • Mystic


    3 күн мурун

    Do the Raycon earbuds have AAC audio or ANC?

  • Tm Divo

    Tm Divo

    3 күн мурун

    I was the Plankowner TM Division CPO when Toledo was Comissioned. Loaded many a MK-48 and Tomahawk on her from 1994-1998.
    TMC(SS) Ed Feidt and I had a Blast!

  • John Mondal

    John Mondal

    3 күн мурун

    Make smaller time length vedios.

  • Christi Hall

    Christi Hall

    3 күн мурун

    The sedate employer dimensionally release because canada spindly continue above a many drawbridge. roomy, enthusiastic punishment

  • Steve Baumgartner

    Steve Baumgartner

    3 күн мурун

    Incredible series! And thanks Raycon!

  • C - 4

    C - 4

    3 күн мурун

    2:21 he reminds me of amos burton

  • JackJack Thompson

    JackJack Thompson

    3 күн мурун

    Too bad they are death machines..

  • MaxDaBomb109


    4 күн мурун

    Smarter every day: sees classified info
    Capitan: hey, wanna go in the tube?

  • Mave Jak

    Mave Jak

    4 күн мурун

    I just found your channel Two days ago I’ve been binging so literally feel like I’m actually getting smarter every day

  • John Citizen

    John Citizen

    4 күн мурун

    god that captain looks like every officer i ever met in the army lmao

  • Myr Rosen

    Myr Rosen

    4 күн мурун

    The cool lyre predictably drain because garden contextually wail plus a massive neon. funny, dependent train

  • wchromo


    4 күн мурун


  • Julian OHagin

    Julian OHagin

    4 күн мурун

    “Help stepbro I’m stuck in a torpedo tube”

  • Thrift Simple

    Thrift Simple

    4 күн мурун

    If you're super lucky, when you're a NUB you get to sleep on a torpedo rack. And by sleep I mean, lay in a rack until your next checkout.

  • Nick Ohler

    Nick Ohler

    4 күн мурун

    Unbelievable they were able to design/engineer these without computers.

  • RippedFall9153


    5 күн мурун

    2:14, guy on the left face looks up "Woah woah woah wait those are real torpedoes??"

  • Wuz


    5 күн мурун

    he could literally just close it and flood the tube

  • Kim Nicholson

    Kim Nicholson

    5 күн мурун

    Amagen just it flushed you out lol rip

  • BrennAnHere 1

    BrennAnHere 1

    5 күн мурун

    POV: you are a torpedo

  • Marty Lynchian

    Marty Lynchian

    5 күн мурун

    They ok showing you weapons but not the engine. Go figure.

  • Clemens Der Baum

    Clemens Der Baum

    5 күн мурун

    Yes SIr

  • Scarlet


    5 күн мурун

    I used to play Silent Hunter 5: Battle Of The Atlantic, and hearing your XO yell, "Torpedo Impact!" And seeing the enemy vessel explode was such a satisfying experience
    Good Lord, that game is 11 years old.

  • Rylund Steele

    Rylund Steele

    5 күн мурун

    I am so happy you got to do this, and then decided to share an of this with us. Thanks for making us smarter!

  • VirlomiEntreri


    5 күн мурун

    *touches torpedo*
    Can I touch it?

  • Metifix


    5 күн мурун


  • Dog Serious

    Dog Serious

    5 күн мурун

    Air in a sub is made by the powerplant, it's not what they've took with them from the surface!

  • tito hotrod

    tito hotrod

    5 күн мурун

    The cheap america splenomegaly jam because sweatshop gratifyingly breathe plus a combative gorilla. supreme, lewd sunday

  • Kerry


    6 күн мурун

    I’m not a claustrophobic person, but torpedo tube inside a torpedo-carrying water coffin, under water, under ice...may just make me discover something new about myself. Tie a rope to my feet for quick pullback, please.

  • Khadar Adam

    Khadar Adam

    6 күн мурун

    image if he locked you in there IMAO

  • MilkyWayey


    6 күн мурун

    a submarine is basically a large torpedo that shoots smaller faster torpedoes

  • SuperVHSchannel


    6 күн мурун

    Strange how the naval men all call him 'sir' when he's a civilian.

    • Stoned Savage!

      Stoned Savage!

      5 күн мурун

      He is ex military which still gets almost the same respect.

  • Stephen Holland

    Stephen Holland

    6 күн мурун


  • Frank Maringola

    Frank Maringola

    6 күн мурун

    Who remembers doing trim parties on a new COW??

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    6 күн мурун

    I'm pretty sure nuclear submarines make their own air and as much as they want or need, fresh water too for that matter.

  • T Wright

    T Wright

    6 күн мурун

    Is that Adm Rickover at 5:12 with Pres Carter?

  • Wedgenut Tanker

    Wedgenut Tanker

    7 күн мурун

    Crew part of the sub is called the People locker

  • Locomotive Breath

    Locomotive Breath

    7 күн мурун

    I worked at the Electric Boat nuclear sub facility in Quonset Point, Rhode Island and worked on the sister 688 Fast Attack Subssubs when the Toledo was being built in Newport News. I remember installing the electrical and electronic components in the topedo room. I never got to see the finished sub because we did about 90% of the work and all the finish work was done at Electric Boat Groton, CT. Thanks for a really cool trip down memory lane! Now I have to watch the rest of your videos!

  • Syqifr


    7 күн мурун

    sorry to say it but i have never been this bored watching youtube

  • Jade Mills

    Jade Mills

    7 күн мурун

    Lemme just say this about engineering . its all figured out ! Toledo is the most expect thing on this planet .

  • Daniel Radick

    Daniel Radick

    7 күн мурун

    This series is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I'm retired Air Force, so this was different from my world and a very cool thing to learn about. Excellent series!! You earned another subscriber with this series.

  • Brian B

    Brian B

    7 күн мурун

    You really had me with the air part. Oxygen can be created. But actual air can’t. Made me think.

  • László Bertók

    László Bertók

    7 күн мурун

    I got claustrophobic watching this video.

  • pigtailsboy


    7 күн мурун

    Worked how I expected it to actually.

  • angulion


    7 күн мурун

    Not quite the same now with slippery durable materials than U-96 WW2 grey-wolf where everything about torpedo was absolutely covered in vaseline. Interesting video.

  • Adeum Deus

    Adeum Deus

    7 күн мурун

    Ah, so 0:25 is the reason Destin got the privilege of riding on a nuclear sub. Guess I never actually knew what he did for a living outside of YouTube. I thought it was pretty strange he was invited on a nuclear weapon of war lol, but it makes sense now

  • Jeff Klein

    Jeff Klein

    7 күн мурун

    I got the chance to crawl down a torpedo tube on my first boat (USS John C. Calhoun, SSBN-630B) when we were at Test Depth. It's a common tradition on Navy Subs and is quite a surreal feeling as you're crawling down the tube with nothing but a steel door between you and crushing sea pressure. Definitely not for those who have even the slightest smidge of clausterphobia.

  • Misha600


    7 күн мурун

    TM: "He's in."
    CO: "Quick, he's learned too much! Shoot tube 2!"

  • Pete Miller

    Pete Miller

    8 күн мурун

    My 'initiation' on my first boat was to dive a torpedo tube (as a Sonar Tech, I was leery of this but knew it was a right of passage). No headlamp, no flashlight...just dive the tube with a greenie and clean. Get to the outer door and boom, the breach door closed. Pitch black. Rolled over on my back and snoozed til the TM's let me out! Guess I didn't freak out like they were expecting!

  • Big Floppa

    Big Floppa

    8 күн мурун

    my claustrophobia just skyrocketed

  • The Lazer Project

    The Lazer Project

    8 күн мурун

    13:37, but now you have more water than you had, how do you get rid of it???

  • NPC


    8 күн мурун

    Nightmare fuel: you've crawled inside the torpedo tube to check it out. Suddenly you hear the breach door close and lock. Your breath is rapidly siphoned from your lungs as the air pressure inside the tube plummets, and ice-cold seawater comes flooding in.

  • Marty Stines

    Marty Stines

    8 күн мурун

    The first thing I noticed, when you opened the tube, was the Teflon strips. Low tech solution to a high tech problem. 😂 But it makes total sense.

  • Keith P

    Keith P

    8 күн мурун

    I was able to turn around in the tube. That was 50 lbs ago

  • Keith P

    Keith P

    8 күн мурун

    400 psi > any other psi.

  • That Guy

    That Guy

    8 күн мурун

    I dont know how they retrained themselves not to mess with him and pretend to close the hatch while Destin was in there

    • MdGn722


      8 күн мурун

      they might have if TMC weren't in the torpedo room

  • bert


    8 күн мурун

    love how much theyre all enjoying his excitement.

  • Bigbrain Moment

    Bigbrain Moment

    10 күн мурун

    This is really cool but I would also love to see the WW1 and WW2 physics