NUCLEAR SUBMARINE NAVIGATION

Capt. E. P. Wilkinson

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: A ship that can remain completely submerged for prolonged periods is virtually immune to search and detection. By proper choice of speed and depth, and a little discretion, such ships can roam the seas with their movements and location cloaked in secrecy. Penetration deep into enemy controlled waters presents no problem. The capabilities and possible uses of our first true submarines are so great that we are faced with a new strategic weapon. The immediate tactical result is probably the greatest anti-surface shipping weapon ever devised. These submarines are also potent hunters of their less gifted cousins, the conventional submarines. The true submarine of tomorrow, armed with guided missiles, as a mobile launching site, represents a threat in being almost impossible to counter.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 7
Pages: 332 - 336
Cite this article: Wilkinson, Capt. E. P., "NUCLEAR SUBMARINE NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 7, 1957, pp. 332-336.
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