Accession Number : ADA603182


Title :   The Role of Diesel Engines in Early Submarine Development


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : French, Peter D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603182.pdf


Report Date : 26 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : To fight the war against Japan, the U.S. submarine force knew it needed submarines with the range, endurance, speed, and reliability to operate independently or with the fleet in the vast Pacific Ocean. The development of the high speed diesel with diesel-electric drive combined with the 1,200 ton fleet submarine resulted in fifty-five percent of all Japanese shipping losses. Submarines with advanced diesel engines were an important factor for World War II submarines success against Japan.


Descriptors :   *DIESEL ENGINES , *SUBMARINES , FLEETS(SHIPS) , JAPAN , PACIFIC OCEAN , SECOND WORLD WAR , SHIPPING , UNITED STATES , VELOCITY , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE