NANOOSE BAY


Since the high failure rate of German and American
torpedos during WWII, the reliability of torpedos
are most important to the submarine.


The Canadian torpedo and sonar testing facility is
located on: Vancouver Island at Nanoose Bay,
British Columbia, Canada.


It is officially called the
CANADIAN FORCES MARITIME
EXPERIMENTAL & TEST RANGES (CFMETR)


The base tests the reliability, quality and accuracy of:

• Surface/air/sub-surface torpedo launching
• Helicopter dipping sonar
• Submarine sonar
• Sonarbouys
• Anti-submarine warfare



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TYPICAL TORPEDO/SONAR TESTING RANGE OPERATIONS

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SUBMARINE TARGET SIMULATOR


heli dipping sonar
HELICOPTER DIPPING SONAR ARRAY

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FIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MODERN SONOBOUYS



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TEST RANGE OPERATIONS ROOM


Range area view
OPERATIONS BUILDING ON WINCHELSEA ISLAND OVERLOOKING TEST RANGE


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TORPEDO RECOVERY SHIPS

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TEST RANGE AREA MAP



Crest from naval undersea warfare engineering station at Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.