A collection of analytical results related to the ASW protection of convoys and carriers
This paper is a collection of diverse analytical results that are related to several aspects of a common problem: the defence of carriers against torpedo-firing submarines. This work is not in any sense a complete treatment of those issues, but is rather a set of analytical vignettes. Examined are:(1) escort response time to a flaming datum;(2) the probability of detecting the attacker after a flaming datum;(3) ship/submarine exchange ratio as depending on the number of submarine attacks within a convoy;(4) the trade-off between screening and flaming datum prosecution; and(5) carrier survival probabilityafter a submarine has penetrated its screen.
Pierce, John G.