SUBMARINE NAVIGATION

Lieut. William P. St. Lawrence, Jr.

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE ART OF SUBMARINE naVi@iOfl is Still a relatively unexplored and challenging part of the terrestial sciences. Scarcely 60 years old, the submarine service of the United States has played a most important and vital role in the development of underwater navigation. The United States Navy is the second largest employer of submarine navigators in the world, the first being Soviet Russia. In any discussion of the operational characteristics of submarine navigation the student immediately asks himself: "What makes these problems so very different from those of the surface vessel traversing the globe? It is a basic fact that the purpose of navigation is to take a body from one place to another in a safe and timely manner. The medium wherein the body travels should have no real significance in achieving that end."
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 6
Pages: 343 - 346
Cite this article: St. Lawrence, Lieut. William P., Jr.,, "SUBMARINE NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 6, 1959, pp. 343-346.
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