Posted on November 6, 2014
A navy warship accidentally fired a 45kg torpedo into a dockyard wharf, it has emerged.
HMS Argyll was on a training exercise in Plymouth when the 9ft missile was ‘jettisoned unexpectedly’.
It tore through a security fence at the Devonport naval base before slamming into a storage container.
The Royal Navy said the Test Variant Torpedo was a dummy weapon that did not contain any explosives.