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June 19 2010 at 10:11 AM
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Jacques  (no login)

Response to Re: VADM Helfrich & his discontents-- Part One


Hi Jan,

In your words:"I remember reading that in principle, the US boats weren't supposed to operate in less than 90 fathoms of water."

90 fathoms(90 x 6 ft)= 540 ft or around 175 metres.

It would be interesting if you could confirm this unrealistic operational limit - bear in mind that the safe diving depth of the Gato class was only 400 ft and for the earlier boats even less. But more importantly, the mean depth of the Java Sea is only 46 metres!


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