Listen to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52 during WWII – A Case Study

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Japanese I-52 traveled 3 months from Japan to Europe to deliver goods to support the Reich’s war effort. It was intercepted mid-Atlantic and attacked by a TBF Avenger from the escort carrier Bogue. The TBF deployed sonobuoys, depth bombs and ultimately a Mk-24 acoustic homing torpedo, Fido. The torpedo struck and sank I-52 will all 109 hands. Details of the attack are unpacked and the underwater sonobuoy sounds are described. This submarine was one of 998 axis subs that were sunk in WWII.

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