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Mark VI photon torpedo casing, open

An opened torpedo casing

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A torpedo casing was the outer shell of a torpedo, such as that used to encase a photon torpedo. Starfleet's Mark VI photon torpedo casing was described as cylindrical in shape, measured 2 meters in length, and was constructed of terminium. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

After searching the wreckage of a Xindi-Insectoid starship in the Delphic Expanse in 2153, the landing party from Enterprise NX-01 discovered in the ship's armory, several particle weapons and torpedo casings. (ENT: "Hatchery")

When USS Voyager was raided by the alien thief Tau, he removed "five tricorders, three phaser rifles, a couple of photon torpedo casings, two antimatter injectors, a month's supply of emergency rations." Tom Paris considered the lot to be "no great loss." (VOY: "Concerning Flight")

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In Starfleet, during the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th centuries, it was traditional to place the bodies of dead crewmates in the empty casing of a torpedo, much like a coffin, before launching or beaming them out into space. These coffins were often draped in the Flag of the Federation. (ENT: "Similitude"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; TNG: "The Schizoid Man"; DS9: "The Ship", "The Sound of Her Voice", "Tears of the Prophets", "Field of Fire", VOY: "Latent Image", "One Small Step") They were sometimes referred to as "pods". (VOY: "Coda")

Following the death of USS Voyager's Lyndsay Ballard, she was buried in space and later discovered by the Kobali. After they reanimated her, she didn't believe believe that she had actually died until they showed her visual scans of her own corpse lying in the torpedo casing she was buried in. (VOY: "Ashes to Ashes")

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