SIGABA

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Title

SIGABA

Subject

SIGABA

Description

SIGABA was an electro-mechanical cipher machine created in the late 1930s by the US Army and Navy. It was considered an impressive cryptomachine in that time period to the degree that it was used throughout WWII and into the 1950s.

By the end of WWII, over 10,000 machines had been deployed. They were used notably by the US Navy in submarines and battleships. Although the number of machines was less than half the quantity of the Enigma machines used by the Germans, they still kept high-level communications secured. In fact, SIGABA has never been broken.

Creator

US Army and Navy

Source

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/usa/sigaba/index.htm

Publisher

Cryptomuseum

Date

1930s-1950s

Contributor

Cryptomuseum

Format

.JPEG

Type

Cryptomachine

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Cryptomachine

Tags

Citation

US Army and Navy, “SIGABA,” Ciphers and Encryption, accessed April 14, 2021, https://crypto.omeka.net/items/show/29.