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A MK-46 torpedo is launched from USS Preble DDG 88
Pacific Ocean (Feb. 24, 2003) -- A MK-32 Mod 15 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube (SVTT) fires a MK-46 Mod 5 lightweight torpedo from the starboard side of the recently commissioned guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), during a Combat Systems Ship Qualification Test (CSSQT). The MK-46 torpedo is designed to attack high performance submarines, and is considered the backbone of the Navys Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) inventory. USS Preble was commissioned Nov. 9, 2002, and is homeported in San Diego, Calif. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Ramon Preciado. (RELEASED)

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