Girrier, Robert P.
June 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2006, Vol. 132 Issue 6, p36
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that by teaming with other sea service communities and navies of allied nations, sailors such as Sonar Technician Third Class Jeff Mercliffe, listening in the western Pacific on board USS Shoup (DDG-86) in April are building an acoustic advantage that should deter provocative submarine activity around the world. Experimentation in submarine warfare began as early as 1775 with David Bushnell's Turtle, and submarine development and interest in its potential as a weapon evolved throughout the 19th century. In World War II this weapon and its tactics were perfected further with the employment of U-boats — at first, to great effect.


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