Sailor Speak of the Week – ASDIC

Definition

Acronym

  • Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee.

Origin

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

Comments

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

References

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

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