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dc.contributor.authorWalding, Richard
dc.contributor.editorMike Dunn
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:17:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:17:59Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-06-03T07:08:16Z
dc.identifier.issn18363350
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14419
dc.description.abstractMethods of detecting submarines have been many and varied but one which rose to prominence in World War Two was based on sensing the magnetic field of a vessel as it passed over conducting cables laid on the seabed. Such 'indicator loop' technology was founded on the work of the scientist Thomas Faraday in the 1800s but developments by the British Admiralty before and during the Second World War saw it reach its zenith and then disappear almost as soon as the war finished. Indicator loops have been classified as secret all of their working life and only a small number of men - and women - knew of their existence. This article surveys the history of its development particularly as an outgrowth of controlled mining and focuses on the Royal Australian Navy's Operation 'Robert and Arthur' in Moreton Bay as a case study in its deployment. An examination is made of the different backgrounds of several men and how this may have shaped their personalities before coming together for two years at Bribie Island. Comment is made on how social needs drove the science and technology behind this anti-submarine technology.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent468291 bytes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNaval Historical Society of Australia Inc.
dc.publisher.placeSydney
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.navyhistory.org.au/
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.navyhistory.org.au/the-journal/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto34
dc.relation.ispartofeditionMarch 2006
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Australian Naval History
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.titleIndicator Loops and Anti-submarine Harbour Defence in Australia in WWII
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
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gro.date.issued2006
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gro.griffith.authorWalding, Richard


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