During the wars especially WW II lots of torpedoes were fired from submarines and ships and dropped from aircraft.
A good percentage of these missed their targets – What happened to them, are they still out there?
From my understanding torpedoes are set to run at a certain depth to either hit a ship or explode underneath it. Well if a torpedo missed it would presumably keep running till the fuel gave out then what?
Would it then drift aimlessly around at its preset depth or because of the expended fuel float to the surface or were they set to sink. Either way are there hundreds or maybe thousands of live torpedoes floating around out there or sitting on the oceans floor just waiting for something to nudge it into exploding.