Sailor Speak of the Week – ASDIC



  • Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee.


Modern. From a joint Anglo-French project started during late-WWI.


What we would refer to today as sonar. More specifically, active sonar. That pinging noise you hear in the movies involving submarines and destroyers.


Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport.

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