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H.M. Underwater Detection Establishment

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1927 The ASDIC Research and Development Unit was established at Portland (where it remained until 1940).

1940 The Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment was established at Fairlie, where it remained until 1947.

1947 The Underwater Detection Establishment was established at Portland; it was responsible for research into underwater detection and communications.

1960 The unit was absorbed into the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment.


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