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Red Torpedo was a diver and submariner who fought during World War II.

James "Jim" Lockhart was a brilliant engineer serving in the U.S. Navy. He invented an amazing high-speed deep-diving one-man submarine he called the Red Torpedo. When his superiors in the military rejected it, he took to the private sector, and with his fiancée, Meg, built it on their own.

In his first mission, Lockhart donned a mask and saved an American ship from European aggressors. He used his sub to combat lawlessness at sea and fight against the Nazi, Mongol, and Japanese forces during World War II, and along the way became known as the Red Torpedo himself.[1]



  • Red Torpedo: His one-man sub, also named Red Torpedo, boasts many impressive features: it is concussion proof, it can snare things with its spear-tip, release a cloud of ink into the water, and also grind through heavy Arctic ice.

  • This version of the Red Torpedo, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • In the months leading up to the U.S. entry into WWII, the Red Torpedo maintained a secret base on a small island somewhere in Hawaii.