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a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water

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When the mystery U-boat dove, Hutchins ordered the Borie directly over the submarine for a depth-charge attack.
As the order to fire the depth-charge throwers had not been given, these men, keen to do their duty and attack the enemy, assailed the passing U-boat with a rather unconventional weapon of war--empty coke bottles, which were stored there by the canteen manager!
(Apparently, the journalist conflated Forrestal's last words with the title of a comical movie about a Soviet sub that lands on Nantucket.) In 1988, when Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson called for stepped-up depth-charge attacks on suspected subs, a Soviet general tried the be-my-guest approach: "Bomb us, by all means.
Spencer and Campbell extended their sweeps and sniffed out several submarines, but depth-charge attacks brought no definite results.
For these missions, the ship is armed with two 76mm Oto Melara automatic guns, two Oto Breda 40mm light cannons, depth-charge racks, and two triple torpedo tubes and surveillance systems, such as radar and sonar.
Concerned for his ship and crew in addition to that of the tanker the Higbee was escorting, he opted for the policy of "shoot first and explain later." After dropping multiple depth-charge pat terns, the Higbee was directed to remain at the point of contact for 72 hours.
It's believed the U-boat was sunk by a depth-charge from a Sunderland flying boat.
Whether wistfully recalling his young son's first haircut or maintaining an unflappable cool during a grueling depth-charge attack, he is everything a submarine captain should be.
If a first torpedo failed to sink a ship, he returned relentlessly to finish it off after waiting out the inevitable depth-charge attacks by frustrated escorts.
He said it was largely intact and in excellent condition, although it had been damaged by the depth-charge.
Despite leaking fuel, which eventually set the starboard engine on fire, and severe damage causing difficulty in controlling the aircraft, Hornell pressed home the attack and sank the submarine with a "perfect" depth-charge straddle.