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OVERVIEW:


U.S. Combat Swimming. There were two groups of U.S. combat swimmers

during World War II: Naval beach reconnaissance swimmers and U.S. operational

swimmers. Naval beach reconnaissance units did not normally use any breathing

devices, although several models existed. U.S. operational swimmers, however,

under the Office of Strategic Services, developed and applied advanced methods

for true self-contained diver-submersible operations. They employed the Lambertsen

Amphibious Respiratory Unit (LARU), a rebreather invented by Dr. C.J. Lambertsen

The LARU was a closed circuit oxygen UBA used in special warfare

operations where a complete absence of exhaust bubbles was required. Following

World War II, the Emerson-Lambertsen Oxygen Rebreather replaced the LARU 

The Emerson Unit was used extensively by Navy special warfare

divers until 1982, when it was replaced by the Draeger Lung Automatic Regenerator

(LAR) V. The LAR V is the standard unit now used by U.S. Navy combat swimmers


Today Navy combat swimmers are organized into two separate groups, each

with specialized training and missions. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

team handles, defuses, and disposes of munitions and other explosives. The Sea,

Air and Land (SEAL) special warfare teams make up the second group of Navy

combat swimmers. SEAL team members are trained to operate in all of these environments.

They qualify as parachutists, learn to handle a range of weapons, receive

intensive training in hand-to-hand combat, and are expert in SCUBA and other

swimming and diving techniques. In Vietnam, SEALs were deployed in special

counter-insurgency and guerrilla warfare operations. The SEALs also participated

in the space program by securing flotation collars to returned space capsules and

assisting astronauts during the helicopter pickup


BOOK SUBJECTS  by CHAPTER: 


1. TEXT - Guidance For Diving In Contaminated Waters


2. TEXT IN SLIDE FORMAT - U.S. Navy Diving Manual Revision 6 (October 2011)


3. TEXT IN SLIDE FORMAT - TECHNICAL MANUAL OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL

ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL:  LIGHTWEIGHT DIVE SYSTEM (LWDS) MK 3 MOD 0 (2003)


4. VIDEO - Navy Divers


5. VIDEO - Navy Rescue Swimmers


6. VIDEO - Diver Physical Screen Test

GENRE
Geschichte
ERSCHIENEN
2013
15. April
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
UMFANG
64
Seiten
VERLAG
Jeffrey Frank Jones
GRÖSSE
1
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