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2-12-2007 - Submarine was in the Pacific Theater Pacific...

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Submarine was in the Pacific Theater Pacific Theater Submarine warfare is less well known that the Atlantic Theater sub war. Pacific Theater as the reverse of the Atlantic Theater. Us achieved in Pacific what Doemitz wanted to achieve in the Atlantic Hitler in the Atlantic came dangerously close to conquering the British with Submarine warfare but he failed due to American allied assistance. American submarines were the biggest in the world (up to 1500 tons and some were twice that) Bases in pearl harbor and Fremantle, and Australia, US Pacific Submarine Force Crew-70 officers Size- up to 1500 tons and sometimes twice that Speed Range-travel long distances Armaments-20 torpedoes, not always accurate and effective. A Japanese cowboy at Midway- torpedo broke in half upon impact and a Japanese soldier rode it like a cowboy for the rest of the battle Ports-Pearl Harbor, Fremantle, and Australia Control- good at using code, didn’t talk all the time, just when necessary Submarine doctrine Japanese Failings Code breaking-not one of their strengths Anti-sub warfare Escorts and Conveys-didn’t adopt this method until late in the war Air Patrols, direction finding, and radar
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