View Full Version : Depth chargers

02-26-2007, 10:50 AM
Just like to know do the DCs only explode around 20 meters and under?i ask as i was being hunted by 3 destroyers lastnight and 2 of them blew off the rear DC racks,i was at a depth of 13 meters and thought i have more chance at this depth than i do at 100 meters or more and running silent.



02-26-2007, 11:09 AM
What you saw was real: .....Historically, it was VERY dangerous for Escorts to drop DCs in shallow water because of the possibility of self-inflicted damage.

That was one of the reasons that the DC launchers became more and more popular: .....rolling DCs off the fantail in 25 meters of water was a REALLY bad idea!


02-26-2007, 05:47 PM
I once posted a screen in one of my patrol reports... a DD near halifax dropped a series of DC's on me, and they exploded at about 70 meters. At that time, another DD sailed right through the water spouts. But it did not seem to take any damage from them, what a pity...

Found it, this is what I mean