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Torpedoman's mate

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Torpedoman's mate

Torpedoman's mate

Rating insignia
Issued by: United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation TM
Specialty Weapons

Torpedoman's mate (abbreviated as TM) was a United States Navy occupational rating. It was disestablished on 1 October 2007. Surface torpedomen were merged into the gunner's mate rating, while submarine torpedomen were merged into the machinist mate (non-nuclear) rating, becoming MM(W) or machinist mates (weapons). [1]

A torpedoman's mate:[2]

  • Performed organizational and intermediate level maintenance on underwater ordnance
  • Handled torpedoes and antisubmarine rockets (ASROC) launched from surface ships, submarines, and aircraft, as well as missiles (Tomahawk/Harpoon), decoys, and countermeasures launched from submarines
  • Operated and maintained test equipment, launching/firing systems, and stowage facilities associated with underwater ordnance
  • Prepared underwater ordnance for launching, conduct postfire/postrun routines, and weapons performance evaluation procedures


  1. ^ "Torpedoman's Mate and Gunner’s Mate Ratings Merge". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Navy enlisted manpower and personnel classifications". Bureau of Naval Personnel.  

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