Mini-submarine threat?

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  1. This caption is from "Naval Engineering" Autumn 2012.

    It's got me a bit puzzled.

    During a recent Thursday war,
    during one ship’s fifth week at
    BOST, a gun crew were rectifying
    defects which FOST staff had
    injected as simulated damage.
    The simulated damage on the 4.5”
    gun was a loss of power caused
    by a broken cable which required
    an emergency run. The primary
    threat at the time was from minisubmarines
    and, as the 4.5” gun is
    the most effective weapon against
    this threat,
    restoration of the 4.5”
    gun was the number one Command
    priority.

    Any ASW boffins care to enlighten me please?

    (I'm not trying to wind anyone up, it's just something I've never heard of and as far as I know the article is unclassified)
     

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