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In Greyhound (2020), Commander Ernie says to Mister Lopez about firing U-Boat:

Commander Ernie: Mister Lopez, prepare to engage that target. When he dives, we're gonna hammer him with two patterns Shallow, then deep.

What does "two patterns Shallow" mean?

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The commander of the ship was ordering depth charges to be deployed. Depth charges are not precision weapons one can aim at a target. Instead, they are launched in an area where a target is suspected. So, launching multiple in a spread pattern greatly increases the chances of a hit.

The detonation fuses on a depth charge work by measuring e static pressure of the water around it. The lower it goes in depth, the higher the pressure around it. The fuses are adjustable on the surface to detonate at a depth preselected before their deployment.

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