Naval Sonar, NAVPERS 10884, 1953 was created a few years after WW II and incorporates the major invovations of WW II. It describes the peak of WW II US sonar technology with a hint of the comming Cold War innovations.
This manual has a bit more math and theory than many of the operator manuals we have presented on this web site. If you are not familiar with the math, please do not be discouraged, instead try skipping what you do not understand and move on. The farther into the manual you go the less theory and the more practical systems are described. At the end, there are chapters that describe the most successful systems with very little math.
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