ASW tactics

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ASW tactics

Post by Kingfish » 11 Mar 2018 22:56

What were the tactics used in the Battle of the Atlantic with regards to ASW?

Was it prosecute to kill or prosecute to drive off?

Were torpedoes used, or was it exclusively depth charges and/or Hedgehogs?

Did escorts assigned to convoys operate differently than those with SAGs?
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Re: ASW tactics

Post by Natter » 11 Mar 2018 23:49

Kingfish wrote:Were torpedoes used, or was it exclusively depth charges and/or Hedgehogs?
The american Mk 24 acoustic homing anti-submarine torpedo were used (also by british and canadian airforces) after it's introduction in 1943.

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