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SWAMPS
Posted by: Keith Wilkinson ()
Date: September 19, 2001 06:52PM

As I understand it - swamps were new allied tactics in hunting and attacking U-boats. Patrols of aircraft and ships would \"swamp\" a zone of water where there had been a reported sighting or radar contact. They would home in on the target and wait until it was forced to surface. Ironically, I suppose they borrowed the idea off the wolf packs. The process could take a number of days. The first victim is credited as being U-371.


What I still don\'t quite know is whether the U-boats would have been aware of the strength of assembled forces against them - or whether it would have been quite a (frightening) surprise?

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RE: U-boats and radar James stewart 09/17/2001 11:10AM
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Type VllC Keith Wilkinson 09/17/2001 06:35PM
RE: Type VllC kurt 09/19/2001 02:10AM
SWAMPS Keith Wilkinson 09/19/2001 06:52PM
RE: SWAMPS kurt 09/19/2001 07:51PM
RE: SWAMPS walter M 09/21/2001 08:53AM


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