Catalogue descriptionAdmiralty and Ministry of Defence: Undersurface Warfare Department: Registered Files (USW Series)
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Details of ADM 332
Admiralty and Ministry of Defence: Undersurface Warfare Department: Registered Files (USW Series)
This series consists of registered files of the Undersurface Warfare Department, dealing with submarines and their associated weapons and detection systems, and other underwater weapons, both air and surface launched.
By file number within year of opening
Reports and Technical Notes of the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment relating to the design, development and testing of underwater weapons and counter-measures can be found in ADM 302
Board of Admiralty, Undersurface Warfare Department, 1956-1964
Ministry of Defence, Department of the Chief of Naval Staff, Undersurface Warfare Department, 1964-1967
Ministry of Defence, Naval Warfare Department, 1967-
Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Defence , in 1998
Administrative / biographical background:
The Undersurface Warfare Department, headed by a director, was set up in 1956 under the Department of the Chief of Naval Staff; it was merged with the Surface and Amphibious Warfare Department to become the Naval Warfare Department in 1967.
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