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.
Series: Cass Series--Naval Policy and History, 17
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 29th April 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1