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Torpedoman's Mate

Torpedoman's Mate (abbreviated as TM) is a United States Navy occupational rating.

A Torpedoman's Mate:

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

The Torpedoman's Mate rating was merged with the Gunner's Mate rating on 1 October 2007.

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