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    The following sentences occur on page 1 of Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Hezlet’s British and Allied Submarine Operations in World War II, 2 vols, Royal Naval Submarine Museum, 2001 (ISBN: 0-952-66961-7):
    “All submarines had a wireless loop aerial which could receive low frequency signals from Rugby wireless station when totally submerged in home waters and the Mediterranean. New construction submarines could send messages by high frequency wireless from anywhere in the world to the Admiralty’s shore network of receiving stations. In general, however, this could only be done when the submarine was on the surface as the mast aerial with which new construction submarines were fitted for use from periscope depth proved to be only of short range and so of very little value.”

    The submarines in the Far East in the 1930s were able to receive Rugby’s signals while on patrol in the Sea of Japan.
    Peter Beeston