An anti-submarine missile is a standoff anti-submarine weapon. They include a missile or rocket designed to rapidly deliver an explosive warhead or homing torpedo, from the launch platform to the vicinity of a submarine.
Depth charges were the earliest weapons designed for use by ships against submerged submarines. These explosives were initially dropped as the ship moved over the presumed location of a submarine. Before World War II, shipboard sonar was unable to maintain contact with a submarine at close range.
- United States of America
- People's Republic of China
- United Kingdom—Australia
- Soviet Union—Russian Federation
- South Korea
- Hughes, Terry, and Costello, John The Battle of the Atlantic (1977) Dial Press ISBN 0-8037-6454-2 pp.307-308
- Albrecht, Gerhard Weyer's Warships of the World (1969) United States Naval Institute p.385
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