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.