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Re: Chains and grappling hooks as ASW weapons
Posted by: Rob ()
Date: October 30, 2002 04:46PM

<HTML>I did a little digging around on the net and found several references to surface ships using grapnels to try and capture/damage subs, but these tactics were employed by the Japanese in the Pacific and not the Germans in the Atlantic. That doesn't mean it wasn't done, of course, and one of the sites mentions it was a favorite tactic of civilian ships that were converted to wartime use. Still, if anyone knows about this, I'd love to know more!

Here are the links:
USS Bowfin
[www.bowfin.org]

USS Thresher
[www.ibiblio.org]

USS Gunnell
[hometown.aol.com]
(Look at the second war patrol)

Rob</HTML>

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