NOTES ON SUBMARINE PERISCOPES

William J. Rowan

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Abstract: Introduction No WATCH OFFICER in his right mind would bring his vessel within a few feet of a large ship underway, from a direction toward which that ship was likely to turn at any moment. Yet in an analogous situation, this is done voluntarily dozens of times a season by small boat operators in submarine operating areas not far from here. Several areas at the eastern end of Long Island South and in adjacent. waters are marked on the charts as “submarine transit lanes.” The U. S. Navy Submarine Rase at New London, Connecticut supplies the submarines, many of which are engaged in training missions for the Submarine School. The operating areas for the training boats are chosen for proximity to the subbase, for maneuvering room, and for the depth of the water; i.e. deep enough for submerged operations yet shallow enough for existing rescue and salvage capabilities. School boats do a good deal of diving and surfacing as well as operating submerged; this after all is what the students are practicing.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 1
Pages: 3 - 21
Cite this article: Rowan, William J., "NOTES ON SUBMARINE PERISCOPES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1967, pp. 3-21.
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