War on the Sea – Torpedo Defense Systems


Torpedo Defense Systems

Torpedoes deliver a large warhead below the waterline, making them devastating weapons at sea.


Some larger ships have a torpedo defense system (TDS) built into their hull to help absorb the explosive force of a torpedo.


Upon being hit, the TDS is destroyed, making it ineffective against subsequent hits to the same region of the ship.


TDS is indicated as a percentage value and is usually only present in the outer hull of the mid-section of a ship.



Upon a torpedo hit to a compartment with TDS:

– chance for damage to be dealt to neighboring compartments is reduced by half of the TDS value.


– all damage dealt by that torpedo reduced by the TDS value.


– TDS value of compartment hit and its neighbors reduced to 0% as they are permanently destroyed by the torpedo impact.


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