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  SubmarineBaseHistory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
However, under construction were 4 submarines of the F-class, 4 of the G-class, and 9 submarines of the H-class.
Each class of submarine marked a distinct improvement in the quality and performance of the previous class of submarine.  The early submarines of the "A", "B", "C", "D", and "G" classes utilized gasoline engines.
With the exception of the "G" class submarine, all the submarines which followed were also powered by diesel engines.
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 Submarine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Royal Navy submarines classes, including ballistic missile submarines, are letter-based; thus, all boats of the Swiftsure class begin with the letter S and the Trafalgars, the letter T. Though this has been the way with all Royal Navy submarines, they were originally designated alphanumerically, such as HMS A1 of the A-class of 1903.
Submarines did not have a major impact on the outcome of the war, but they did portend their coming importance to naval warfare and increased interest in their use in naval warfare.
The Soviet Union suffered the loss of at least four submarines during this period: K-129 was lost in 1968, K 8 in 1970, K -219 in 1986, and Komsomolets (the only Mike class submarine) in 1989 (which held a depth record among the military submarines—1000 m).
submarine.iqnaut.net   (4966 words)

 Hellfire Corner - The Great War - The Royal Naval Submarine Service
Vast improvements in the efficacy of batteries allowed submarines to run for many hours on electric power whilst submerged, and the coming of the petrol-driven internal combustion engine allowed for an efficient means of powering the submarine whilst on the surface and also converting a portion of that energy to revitalise the aforementioned batteries.
Therefore, proponents of the submarine were, at last, able to rebut their critics with tangible, existing evidence that they now had at hand the basics to create a functional submarine capable of sinking the enemy.
Submarines also acted as piquets for the Fleet, providing reconnaissance to allow the Royal Navy to intercept any hostile units leaving harbour: for example, the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914 was brought about because a submarine had transmitted a sighting report to waiting surface units.
www.fylde.demon.co.uk /submarines.htm   (2284 words)

 (1902 - 1910) A, B and C Class
This, the submarine A1, although based on the Holland Class was of all British design (Capt Bacon, Inspecting Captain of Submarines, and Vickers, Sons and Maxim).
Laid down in 1902, she was the first of a class of thirteen - all completed at barrow between 1903 and 1905, except for A13 which was an experimental craft, fitted with diesel engines instead of petrol engines, which was completed in 1908.
The first submarine to carry a boat appears to have been C1, which had a 10t berthon boat - a practice that was adopted for the remainder of the class.
www.submariners.co.uk /Boats/Barrowbuilt/ABC_Class/index.htm   (994 words)

 Plunger -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
USS ''Plunger'' (SS-2) was one of the earliest submarines of the United States Navy.
Upon the submarine's arrival that afternoon, She moored alongside the tug and prepared for a visit from Roosevelt.
The ''Plunger''-class submarines were built at the beginning of the twentieth century largely as experimental vessels.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/118/plunger.html   (703 words)

 The Beginning
She was an improved version of an earlier submarine built in Stockholm in 1882 and based on the Resurgam, a submarine designed and developed by an Englishman, The Rev. William Garrett of Liverpool.
By 1893, development of the working submarine was well advanced, and the US Naval Board recognised that there was a place for the submarine in naval warfare, and laid down a set of requirements for naval submarines.
The submarine was lifted from the seabed in Plymouth Sound and brought into No 12 Dock in Devonport Dockyard, where she was lowered onto a cradle.
www.submariners.co.uk /Boats/Barrowbuilt/Beginning/index.htm   (1018 words)

 Submarine USS A-2 (SS-3) - Ship's History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The submarine torpedo boat USS A-2 was originally laid down as USS Adder (Submarine Torpedo Boat Number 3) on 3 October 1900 at Elizabethport, New Jersey, by the Crescent Shipyard of Lewis Nixon, a subcontractor for the John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Company of New York.
When commissioned, the Plunger Class submarine displaced 107 tons; was 63'10" in length; had a beam of 11'11"; drew 10'7" of water when in diving trim on the surface; could make 8 knots on the surface and 7 knots submerged; was manned by seven officers and men; and was armed with one 18-inch torpedo tube.
In January 1904, the submarine torpedo boat was assigned to the Reserve Torpedo Flotilla.
ussubvetsofworldwarii.org /A-2.html   (334 words)

 Submarine Pioneers-Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The submarine was commissioned in the Navy as USS Holland (SS-1) on October 12, 1900.
Protector was the first submarine to have diving planes mounted forward of the conning tower and a flat keel.
Frank Cable, a Philadelphia engineer, served as test captain for the submarine Holland VI during her early trials in New York harbor in 1898 and 1899.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/history/pioneers3.html   (2921 words)

 Dutch Submarines: The torpedoes and mines of the Dutch submarine service
This torpedo was used on the O 2 class, K I class, O 6 class, O 7 class and the O 8 class.
This torpedo was used on the K I class, O 7 class, O 8 class and the K II class.
This torpedo was used on the O 16 class and the O 21 class.
www.dutchsubmarines.com /specials/special_torpedoes_mines.htm   (3689 words)

 British B class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The B class was a class of eleven submarines of the Royal Navy, built by Vickers and launched in 1904–1906.
The B class was similar in design to the A class, intended for coastal patrol work.
The design was intended to overcome the limitations of speed, endurance and seakeeping that affected the boats of the A class, and the boats were substantially longer and heavier.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_B_class_submarine   (334 words)

 Eyes from the Deep - Periscope History of the US Navy | Sub-Log.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Early submariners realized early in the game that they needed a way to see at least some distance above the surface of the water while submerged, without compromising their boats’ inherent stealth.
Similar primitive devices were first added to submarines in the 1880s, but they provided only a very poor view of the surface, often less than 10 degrees wide, and were generally considered next to useless.
If the periscope tube was too short, the submarine hull could easily broach the rolling waves, but if it was too long, the image became too dim and was significantly distorted by vibrations in the mast induced by the moving water.
sub-log.com /eyes_from_the_deep_a_periscope_history_of_the_us_navy   (2195 words)

 1906 Submarine Post Card - Holland Class Subs - Porpoise and Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Convinced that a man could escape from a submarine through the torpedo tube, Whiting determined that he was going to try and test his theory with himself as a guinea pig.
Subsequently becoming a unit of the First Submarine Division Asiatic Torpedo Fleet, on December 9, 1909, the submarine torpedo boat continued her routine of local operations out of Cavite for the next decade.
Assigned to the First Submarine Flotilla in March 1907, Shark was stationed at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in the spring of 1907.
thesaltysailor.com /ships/post5.htm   (1133 words)

 Uss Plunger -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
USS ''Plunger'' (SS-179), a ''Porpoise''-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named plunger: a diver, a daring gambler.
USS ''Plunger'' (SSN-595), a ''Permit''-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the plunger, a diver, a daring gambler, or a device for clearing blockages in toilets.
The contract to build her as a guided-missile submarine (SSGN) was awarded to Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 23 March 1959 but by the time her keel was laid down on 2 March 1960 she had been redesigned as an attack submarine (SSN).
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/154/uss-plunger.html   (1066 words)

 The Sea Services
The Tang was sunk by its own malfunctioning torpedo during an attack on an enemy ship; O'Kane--also a recipient of three Navy Crosses and three Silver Stars--spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese.
Retired Capt. Edward L. Beach, himself a distinguished submariner, was the principal speaker at the 23 October ceremonies.
The missile was first deployed on the nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine USS Francis Scott Key on 22 October 1979.
www.navyleague.org /seapower/okane_commissioned.htm   (1763 words)

 sub_insignia 's Country Data
Over 400 submarine awards and commemorative badges and patches have been reported, but documentation is still difficult to get due to numbers and the semi-offical nature of the items.
The submarine insignia was a tall badge with a separate crown piece issued in 1917, red stone (or enamel) for all ranks, blue for students.
The date the submarine badge was issued was 9/24/26; it was a solid wreath with a sub in the center.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Lab/1745/data3.html   (2986 words)

 Submarine Heritage Centre - Art Gallery - Holland Class 1901   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The first submarine to be built for the Royal Navy.
Number 1 was salvaged in 1982, taken to the R.N. Submarine Museum at Gosport, where she is now on public display.
This is the designer of the Holland Class of submarines, Mr.
www.submarineheritage.com /gallery_holland.htm   (277 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1903   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasn't had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600.
It was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar).
February 11 - The Oxnard Strike of 1903 represents the first time in U.S. history that a labor union was formed from members of different races.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/1903.html   (1709 words)

 Russian Submarines
On the 30th June 1863 the first submarine was ordered from the Baltic yard at St Petersburg, and launched in 1865.
the submarine was crushed during trials when it went to 100 feet.
During her trials a faulty venting in the ballast tanks caused her to take 12 minutes to dive, and while on a practice dive on the 29th June she sank with the loss of 21 out of 32 crew and other personnel on board at the time.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /russian_submarines.htm   (2469 words)

 April Log   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
His initial sea time was spent on the Daring Class Destroyer know as HMS Delight, the name not being an indication of the workload, and then in 1959 he transferred to the Submarine Service, being awarded his Submarine badge in 1960.
Now I might add, that the submarine badge was not a pair of dolphins as is now currently recognised but as the submariners called it then “a sausage on a stick” and it was worn on the sleeve.
The first ship of the class, USS Virginia (SSN 774), was delivered in 2004 and is the first major combatant delivered to the U.S. Navy that was designed with the post-Cold War security environment in mind.
www.submarinesaustralia.com /log_archives/log_04_06.htm   (16395 words)

 British A class submarine (1903) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The A class was the Royal Navy's first class of British-designed submarines.
While there was considerable variation amongst the boats of the class, they were around 100 ft (30 m) long and displaced around 200 tons when submerged.
All of the class were propelled underwater by battery-powered electric motors and on the surface by shaft-drive Wolseley petrol engines of 400 bhp (A1), 450 bhp (A2-4) or 600 bhp (A5-12).
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/British_A_class_submarine_(1903)   (346 words)

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Airman 1st Class Shigenori Nishikaichi poses in flight gear in front of a trainer prior to his assignment to the aircraft carrier Hiryu.
There, survivors were to wait along the coast for the arrival of an Imperial Navy I-class submarine assigned to rescue duty.
He was probably wondering when the rescue submarine would arrive and send a shore party to escort him aboard.
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 Electric Boat
These submarines are essential to the Navy's ability to move into the 21st century prepared to counter the full spectrum of existing and emerging threats.
The new submarine was so technologically sophisticated that the design force at EB had grown to more than 430, more than twice its wartime peak.
Previous submarine designs configured the sail to house specific antennas and masts in precisely aligned support structures with associated cabling and hydraulics, which sometimes diminished operational flexibility and increased maintenance.
www.navyleague.org /seapower/electric_boat.htm   (7486 words)

 Manuscripts Guide -- N
In 1931, the Nautilus, an O-12 class submarine, was fitted out to undertake an expedition to gather meteorological and oceanographical information while venturing beneath polar ice floes to the north pole.
The photographs document the voyage of the Nautilus from Camden, New Jersey, to the Brooklyn Naval Yard, and New London, Connecticut, across the Atlantic to the Arctic regions.
One of the better known portrait painters in Philadelphia during the first half of the nineteenth century, John Neagle was the husband of Thomas Sully's niece, Mary C. Sully.
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 USN Ships--USS Pike (Submarine # 6)
USS Pike was a 107-ton Plunger (later A-1) class submarine, built at San Francisco, California, and commissioned in late May 1903.
The Navy Yard Fire Department fights a gasoline fire apparently involving the submarines Grampus (Submarine # 4) and Pike (Submarine # 6), 1909-1910.
One of the submarines can be seen just offshore, in the left center.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-p/ss6.htm   (558 words)

 Desktop Display Airplane Models - Executive Series Airplane Models
Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
Desktop Display Airplane Models feature the largest selection of military, commercial, general aviation, ships, submarines and NASA spacecraft from the beginning of aviation to the present.
On December 17, 1903 Orville Wright took the first heavier-than-air manned aircraft for a 12-second spin at Kill Devil Hills in Kitty Hawk, NC.
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 World Adventurer | December 2005 | In Search of Sir Hubert
His family, stricken by the drought, moved to Adelaide in 1903, but Hubert, fascinated by the world as a whole, was in Sydney by 1909 working as a newsreel cinematographer.
Unfortunately his choice of craft, a pensioned-off ex-WW1 US ‘O’ Class submarine, renamed Nautilus, was not up to the task.
He was, however, able to prove that a submarine could work beneath the polar ice and some thirty years later the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, appropriately named Nautilus, did reach the North Pole completely submerged.
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 SUB.net Italia: the submarine portal -HOME Page-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 2007 this website will be modified with greater space of the history of the Italian submarines.
is producing special articles and artworks of Italian submarine from the early Glauco Class (1903) to AIP vessels Todaro Class (2003).
SUB.net Italia publishes a tape of the Royal Smg MOROSINI in navigation on Ocean Atlantic in which the young commander C.C Athos Fraternale (with the white overall) to climb on conning tower of Italian submarine.
www.subnetitalia.it /home.htm   (430 words)

 News from White Ensign Models
WEM 1/350 Ticonderoga, Spruance and Kidd class PE have now been set at GBP 22.09 each, and the artwork can be viewed by clicking the links above.
Peter Hall is currently beavering away on our 1/350 Spruance and Ticonderoga class PE, and has come to the conclusion that we need a third set to cover the Kidd class, as few of the parts are interchangeable with the Spruances.
Take a look at the hull and most of the kit for the Banff class and hull and most of the kit for the Lake class.
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 Naiade Class French Submarines
These single hull steel submarines were designed by M Romazotti and ordered dander the 1900 naval programme, Built at the Arsenal de Toulon, Rochefort, and Cherbourg.
The cost of each submarine was 365,000 francs (approximately).
From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /naiade_class_french_submarines.htm   (756 words)

 ANMM Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Museum's oldest vessel, built 1888, is a rare example of the period's narrow, deeply ballasted racing yachts.
The smallest of the Museum fleet is this lug-rigged 1903 Port Fairy (Victoria) couta boat, one of several distinctive vessel types which evolved in Australia to suit local conditions.
One of 20 fast and versatile Attack class patrol boats built in Queensland shipyards for patrol and survey work in Australian and nearby waters.
www.anmm.gov.au /inwater.htm   (1387 words)

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