Catalogue description Admiralty: Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment, later Underwater Detection Establishment: Technical and Progress Reports

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Reference: ADM 259
Title: Admiralty: Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment, later Underwater Detection Establishment: Technical and Progress Reports
Description:

The series contains technical and progress reports of the Underwater Detection Establishment and its predecessor.

Date: 1930-1961
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Admiralty Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment, 1940-1947

Admiralty Underwater Detection Establishment, 1947-1960

Physical description: 696 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence ,from 1986

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Underwater Detection Establishment established in 1947, had its origins in the ASDIC Research and Development Unit at Portland (1927-1940) and the Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment at Fairlie (1940-1947). Situated at Portland it was responsible for research into underwater detection and communications. In 1960 it was absorbed into the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment.

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