Gleaves-class destroyer USS Turner steaming in the Atlantic, 6 Sep 1943. Note torpedo tubes between the stacks and three sets of Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
High Speed Minesweeper USS Trever alongside the pier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 Dec 1943. Note the raised Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
Patrol Craft PCS-1424 photographed on the Manitowoc River by her builder, the Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 24 Nov 1943. Note the Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
Patrol Craft PC-1564 dockside, date and location unknown. Note the Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
Sub Chaser SC-1062 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Aug 1944. Note the stowed Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
PT-131 between PT-152 and PT-130, all Eclo 80-foot Motor Torpedo Boats of MTBRon-7, alongside tender USS Wachapreague in Liloan Bay, Philippines preparing to patrol the Surigao Strait, 24 Oct 1944.
Cutaway of a disarmed Mousetrap rocket and warhead at the National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC, United States, 24 Nov 2018. Note the museumâ€™s caption in the lower right.
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