Accession Number:

ADA355463

Title:

The History of the Naval Torpedo Tracking Ranges at Keyport

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER KEYPORT DIV WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

This report chronicles the history and technology of the U.S. Navys undersea tracking range developments, particularly the facilities at Keyport, Washington and at other sites in the Pacific Northwest. These developments, ongoing since the early 1900s, were driven by significant challenges in the testing evaluation of torpedoes and ever more complex undersea weapons, as well as by notorious weapon failures during their use by the fleet. Nearly a century of invention and evolution of tracking range instrumentation is described, along with the differing concepts and techniques employed to acoustically track underwater objects.

Subject Categories:

  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE