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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Oct 2017 7:42 p.m. PST

Explosive ordnance experts from the Royal Thai Navy base in Phang Nga this afternoon confirmed that the object found on Nai Yang Beach yesterday (Oct 3) is in fact a torpedo, potentially almost a century old.


Vigilant05 Oct 2017 1:07 a.m. PST

Reminds me of the Bob Newhart sketch about the policeman who finds a torpedo on the beach.

TMPWargamerabbit05 Oct 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

I like the photos of several bomb tech walking on the actual "they hope its a dud" torpedo.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Oct 2017 7:59 p.m. PST

The torpedo discovered half-buried in the sand at Phuket's Nai Yang Beach will remain there for at least one more day, Royal Thai Navy experts have confirmed after holding a meeting today (Oct 5) to discuss what to do with the ageing warhead, believed to be possibly 100 years old.


Lion in the Stars07 Oct 2017 9:22 p.m. PST

Shape-wise, it looks like a pre-WW2 torpedo. Newer torpedoes are much more cylindrical.

You couldn't pay me enough to walk next to a torpedo that old. Nitrocellulose (aka guncotton!) is hideously sensitive on a good day.

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