Operation Dominic, Shot Sword Fish. Project Officers Report-Project 1.2 Surface Phenomena
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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Shot Sword Fish was an operational test of the ASROC antisubmarine weapon system. The general objectives of the project were 1 to record and measure the formation, growth, and dissipation of the visible surface phenomena, including slicks, spray domes, plumes, fallout, base surge, and foam patch resulting from the underwater detonation of an ASROC weapon 2 to use the data obtained to estimate the actual depth of burst, position of burst, yield, and bubble period 3 to determine the location of ships and platforms in the experimental array befire, during and after the test 4 to provide surface- phenomena time-of-arrival data at platforms and ships in the array for use by other projects and 85 to make the results available for improving the surface- phenomena scaling and prediction techniques which are currently employed for establishing delivery and lethal ranges for fleet nuclear weapons. In general, there was good agreement between the observed dimensions of the Sword Fish phenomena and the predictions.
- Nuclear Weapons