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A system for detecting submarines; the letters ASD stand for "Anti-Submarine Division", the part of the Admiralty responsible for the work.
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An acoustic system for detecting submarines; the letters ASD stand for "Anti-Submarine Division", the part of the Admiralty responsible for the work.
  
 
WWI [[Philip Vassar Hunter]] collaborated with [[William Wordsworth Fisher|Admiral W. W. Fisher]] and [[William Henry Bragg|William Bragg]] formed a three-man committee to guide the work done
 
WWI [[Philip Vassar Hunter]] collaborated with [[William Wordsworth Fisher|Admiral W. W. Fisher]] and [[William Henry Bragg|William Bragg]] formed a three-man committee to guide the work done
 
by the [[Admiralty]] on the development of methods of detecting, locating and destroying
 
by the [[Admiralty]] on the development of methods of detecting, locating and destroying
 
submarines. The best known and by far the most fruitful product of this association was ASDIC.
 
submarines. The best known and by far the most fruitful product of this association was ASDIC.
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The American name SONAR was later more widely used for this technique
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:19, 27 December 2018

An acoustic system for detecting submarines; the letters ASD stand for "Anti-Submarine Division", the part of the Admiralty responsible for the work.

WWI Philip Vassar Hunter collaborated with Admiral W. W. Fisher and William Bragg formed a three-man committee to guide the work done by the Admiralty on the development of methods of detecting, locating and destroying submarines. The best known and by far the most fruitful product of this association was ASDIC.

The American name SONAR was later more widely used for this technique

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