SOUTH AFRICAN OWNED "KIL" CLASS SHIPS

  • W.M. Rice
Keywords: the First World War, "Submarine Menace", U-Boats, British coast, the principal method of attacking U-Boats, thin hulls

Abstract

With the First World War came the "Submarine Menace." U-Boats wrought havoc in the shipping lanes around the British coast and the Royal Navy was faced with the task of locating and destroying a hidden foe. In the early days of the war the principal method of attacking U-Boats was to lure them to the surface where their thin hulls were vulnerable to the four inch and larger guns mounted aboard naval vessels.

Author Biography

W.M. Rice
Chief of the Engineering Bureau, Strike Craft.
Published
2012-02-17
How to Cite
Rice, W. (2012). SOUTH AFRICAN OWNED "KIL" CLASS SHIPS. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 21(4). https://doi.org/10.5787/21-4-335
Section
Articles