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11:46 PM - Apr 12, 2018 #21

Found this;
"SPITFIRE may have had one torpedo on board at the time of the collision. Two of the three torpedos were fired at the start of the engagement, and Lt-Cdr Trelawny reported that while reloading "Unfortunately the torpedo davit was struck in three places and the gunner, T.G.M. and L.T.O. all wounded, which prevented the last torpedo being got into its tube." "
Dispatch from Lt-Cdr Trelawny,
"he above quoted Dispatch may be found at Battle of Jutland, 30th May to 1st June, 1916. Official dispatches with appendixes : Great Britain. Admiralty : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive on pages 328-330 of "Battle of Jutland, 30th May to 1st June, 1916. Official dispatches with appendixes (1920)""
https://www.navy-net.co.uk/community/th ... ire.58890/
I've checked that URL, it does go to the despatches but I haven't downloaded and checked that entry.  Sounds to me that Spitfire was able and expected to reload at sea.
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11:49 PM - Apr 12, 2018 #22

From other results on;
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=spitf ... e&ie=UTF-8
It appears Spitfire had one reload for her two single tubes, that or when the accounts say "the torpedo" they mean the one for this tube.  One does say she intended to fire another salvo.
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