By David K. Brown
A warship fashion designer and recognized writer of a quartet of books on British warships, David okay. Brown takes an in depth examine the Allied ships, guns, and strategies that gained the submarine battle within the Atlantic during this handsomely illustrated e-book. starting with the teachings realized from global struggle I, the writer outlines inter-war advancements in expertise and coaching and describes arrangements for international warfare II. He then examines the stability of virtue because it see-sawed among U-boats and escorts whilst new guns and sensors have been brought at a quick expense.
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3). These two were followed by several very similar classes: four Hastings, four Shoreham, four Falmouth. The eight ships of the Grimsby class introduced changes in gun armament. 7in LA and one 3in HA. Aberdeen had a reduced armament of two 4in HA as a C-in-C’s yacht, while Fleetwood had two twin 4in HA (it seems likely that this was the intended armament of the whole class). The additional AA gun fit was of little value without fire control. According to Rowland Baker, the Grimsby was the first sloop with correct weight calculations.
It is probable that Broke was similarly modified. Major conversions of elderly tubs are rarely worthwhile but the Long Range Escorts seem to be an exception. They were still faster than most escorts and had the most modern A/S armament. The long-range conversion worked well because the original armament was on the upper deck and the removal of half the guns and the tubes helped to retain satisfactory stability. Wallflower was a typical World War I sloop, a type intended for minesweeping but mainly used as escorts.
Above all, endurance depended on that of the crew and there is no doubt of the dedication of U-boat men. From about the date of the Anglo-German treaty the Germans decided to concentrate their acoustic work on passive (listening) sets. As a result, when war broke out, they had a mediocre active asdic set and a superb listening hydrophone. This was the Atlas-Werke GHG set used in wartime boats such as the Types VII and IX. Fittings varied slightly but in usual form there were forty-eight Rochelle salt hydrophones in two rows of horseshoe shape below the torpedo tubes.
Atlantic Escorts Ships, Weapons & Tactics in World War II by David K. Brown