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Britain's Anti-submarine Capability 1919-1939 : Cass Series--Naval Policy and History, 17 - George D. Franklin

Britain's Anti-submarine Capability 1919-1939

Cass Series--Naval Policy and History, 17

Hardcover Published: 29th April 2003
ISBN: 9780714653181
Number Of Pages: 200

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Drawing extensively on primary resources, George Franklin traces the evolution of all the various parts of Britain's anti-submarine capability, including sensors, weapons, ships, aircraft and the organizations that procured, managed and operated the material. The book also examines the development of the specialist anti-submarine and submarine-detector branches. A detailed analysis of early wartime actions tests the system's effectiveness.
Through a close study of exercises, progress reports, staff papers and evolving tactical doctrine, the book challenges the view that the Royal Navy, suffering from over-confidence in newly developed sensors, neglected to study the anti-submarine problem in the inter-war years. It shows that a substantial amount of work was in fact undertaken, and that, in 1939, a cadre of expertise was in place to provide advice and guidance to senior officers, and that, when correctly employed, the available anti-submarine measures were highly effective.

List of Illustrationsp. viii
List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Strategyp. 9
Organisationp. 28
Sensorsp. 57
Weaponsp. 72
Platformsp. 87
Tacticsp. 112
Wartime Experiencep. 162
The Systemp. 176
Conclusionp. 186
Theory of Asdicp. 191
Portland Exercise Success Criteriap. 196
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780714653181
ISBN-10: 0714653187
Series: Cass Series--Naval Policy and History, 17
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 29th April 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1