A Mark XIII aerial torpedo hits a Japanese cargo ship, during the first day of U.S. Navy carrier air raids on Truk, 17 February 1944. Note the several torpedo wakes, including one very erratic one ending with the torpedo broaching. Photographed by War Correspondent Smith. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

A Mark XIII aerial torpedo hits a Japanese cargo ship, during the first day of U.S. Navy carrier air raids on Truk, 17 February 1944. Note the several torpedo wakes, including one very erratic one ending with the torpedo broaching. Photographed by War Correspondent Smith. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

A Mark XIII aerial torpedo hits a Japanese cargo ship, during the first day of U.S. Navy carrier air raids on Truk, 17 February 1944. Note the several torpedo wakes, including one very erratic one ending with the torpedo broaching. Photographed by War Correspondent Smith. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.