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  Submarine - MSN Encarta
Submarines of the 1700s and early 1800s were larger in size than their predecessors, but were still primitive hand-powered ships, with rudimentary and often ineffective explosive weapons.
The attack submarine is a fast submarine that is primarily designed to hunt other submarines or surface warships.
An American Ohio class ballistic missile submarine is 170.7 m (560 ft) long—much longer than an attack sub—and carries a crew of 163.
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 NOVA Online | Hitler's Lost Sub | 400 Years of Subs (1945-1972)
Rickover was a submariner and an engineer, with a passion for safety and an obsession for control.
The first submarine to utilize the potential of both the nuclear power plant and the high-speed Albacore hull was USS Skipjack, SSN-585, which was officially rated at 29 knots submerged.
The class had some teething problems, but the 62 boats in the class demonstrated respectable performance, with submerged speeds in excess of 30 knots.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/lostsub/hist1945.html   (1419 words)

  
 X class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The X class was a World War II midget submarine class built for the Royal Navy during 1943–44.
The X class submarines' weapons were two side-cargoes - explosive charges each held on opposite sides of the hull with two tons of explosive (amatol) each.
This class of submarine was later featured in the 1969 movie Submarine X-1 starring James Caan as a Royal Navy officer who after losing his submarine and fifty crew members in a battle with a German ship during WWII, gets a second chance training crews to take part in a raid using midget subs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/X_class_submarine   (1026 words)

  
 All Hands - April 2000 - 100 Years of American Submarine Force
Submarines of the E, H, K, L, M, N, O and R classes ranged in displacement from 287 to 510 tons, with the fastest boats displaying a top surface speed of barely 14 knots on diesel power.
Submarines played a variety of roles in the war effort, demonstrating the versatility of stealth.
Mediterranean submarine operations during the Persian Gulf conflict are a case in point.
www.mediacen.navy.mil /pubs/allhands/apr00/pg13.htm   (2337 words)

  
 Submarine Lionfish at Battleship Cove.
A Balao-class submarine, USS Lionfish was laid down on 15 December 1942, launched on 7 November 1943, and commissioned on 1 November 1944.
She subsequently fired on two more Japanese submarines and ended her second and last war patrol performing lifeguard duty (the rescue of downed fliers) off the coast of Japan.
After participating in NATO exercises and a Mediterranean cruise, she returned to the East Coast and was decommissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 15 December 1953.
www.battleshipcove.org /ss298-history.htm   (592 words)

  
 sen toku
The most unusual feature was that they each carried three floatplane bombers (and parts for a fourth), a feat never achieved by any other class of submarine.
The Aichi M6A1 Seiran had the performance of carrier-based bombers, yet it was operated from a submarine.
On 26 July 1945, I-400 and I-401 set out on a combat mission to launch their aircraft in Kamikaze attacks on the American fleet anchorage at Ulithi.
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 USS Tucson (SSN 770)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
TUCSON joined the fast carriers in mid 1945 in time to participate in their final assault on the Japanese Empire and its inner defenses.
The new TUCSON (SSN 770) is the 59th Los Angeles class attack submarine and the 20th of the Improved-Los Angeles class attack submarine to be built.
Submarines of the Los Angeles class are the most advanced vessels in the world.
www.csp.navy.mil /css7/770.htm   (352 words)

  
 Submarine and U boat Museums, Organizations and Historical Resources
USS Cavalla (SS-244) Museum On her 1st WWII patrol this Gato Class Submarine sank the 30,000 ton Japanese Aircraft Carrier Shokaku.
USS Spinax (SS-489) History of this U.S. Tench Class Submarine from WW II and her post war conversion to a SSR Radar Picket Submarine until her decommissioning with a comprehensive section of ships memorabilia.
Submarine Art Tom Denton's outstanding watercolor prints of Trident Submarines, Fast Attacks, WWII Diesel Fleet Submarines, and 41 For Freedom SSBNs.
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 Library and Archive Info Submarine Force Museum
Submarine Raider (Columbia, 1942) Hokey yarn about submarine that fails in its attempts to warn Pearl Harbor of the impending Japanese attack, then sinks one of the carriers that launched it.
This film, the first of a spate of World War II submarine movies released during the 1950s, was loosely based on the true stories of the USS Angler (SS-240) and Growler (SS-215).
Submarine Command (Paramount, 1951) William Holden is a Korean War submarine commander who is haunted by his memory of the last day of World War II, when, as an exec, he saved his boat by crash diving while the captain was on the bridge.
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 Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - USS Clamagore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Balao class submarine Clamagore is one of many fleet submarines built during World War II for the U.S. Navy.
The submarine warfare pursued by the United States and supported by this construction program was instrumental in securing an American victory in the Pacific.
After VJ Day, some of these submarines were modified to embody the lessons learned during the conflict.
hnsa.org /ships/clamagore.htm   (243 words)

  
 Pakistan Navy Warships 1947-2004 Part 4A: Tench Submarine
They were trained on HMS Dolphin and then transferred to various A and T class boats.
Here the submarine was to lay mines and  wait to ambush the Indian Navy’s carrier INS Vikrant.
Unknown to Pakistan, Vikrant and her escorts had already sailed for the coast of East Pakistan, where the war had begun in earnest on November 21/22.
orbat.com /site/history/volume4/438/pn_warships_part4A_submarines.htm   (663 words)

  
 Wisconsin Maritime Museum—USS COBIA Submarine
In 1970, the Navy decommissioned COBIA and it was towed to Manitowoc to serve as an international memorial to submariners.
In 1990, COBIA underwent an inspection by Russell Booth, a recognized authority on the restoration of historic submarines.
Two specific volunteer-led projects that have been completed are the installation of a DC power drive on board the submarine and the rebuilding of main engines #1 and #2.
www.wisconsinmaritime.org /sub.htm   (1065 words)

  
 HMS A1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was the lead ship of the first British A-class of submarines (a second, much different A (for Amphion) class submarine appeared towards the end of the Second World War), and the only one to have a single bow torpedo tube.
She was actually sunk twice, first in 1904 when she became the first submarine casualty, with the loss of all hands, however she was recovered, but sank again in 1911, this time when she was unmanned.
She was accidentally sunk in the Solent on March 18, 1904 whilst carrying out a practice attack on HMS Juno by being struck on the starboard side of the conning tower by a mail steamer, SS Berwick Castle which was en route from Southampton to Hamburg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_A1   (564 words)

  
 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Japan to develop high-tech submarine to prepare for future threat The Associated Press Published: October 17, 2006 TOKYO Japan plans to develop and produce a "next generation" non-nuclear submarine that is quieter, more resistant to attack and has more advanced sonar capabilities, a Defense Agency official said Tuesday.
The submarines will be assembled in Germany and provided with a propulsion system allowing them to remain underwater for far longer than the submarines currently in the Israel Navy's fleet...
The submarine, which went on sea trials on June 24, would be leased to the Indian Navy after its formal induction in to the Russian Pacific Fleet next year, Vedomosti daily reported on Saturday.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/k-submarine/browse   (5869 words)

  
 World War II American Submarine List
The majority are fleet-type submarines, but a number of older type boats also served, mostly in training and rear-area billets, though many of the S-Boats saw combat, and a number of R-Boats were employed on patrols in low activity areas.
There are gaps in some of the number sequences, either because the boats were canceled before commissioning, or because, while ordered and laid down during the war, they weren't commissioned until after 2 September 1945 and thus did not see actual service during World War II.
If you have additional information on a particular submarine, please feel free to send it to us at Webmaster@FleetSubmarine.com.
www.fleetsubmarine.com /sublist.html   (237 words)

  
 Submarine Plans
Pre WWII Dutch submarine 1931 (NL) [Wytema, 1936].
Ty-pe 26 WWI German submarine, 1945 (D) [Gabler, 1987].
Dutch Zwaardvis class, 1966 (NL) [Nederlandse Vereniging voor Modelbouwers].
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 HMS A5 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was a member of Group Two of the first British A-class of submarines (a second, much different A-class submarine appeared towards the end of the Second World War).
The conclusion of the inquiry was that the first explosion was caused by the ignition of a mixture of petrol vapour and air which had accumulated towards the stern of the boat.
It had been triggered by a spark from the electric switch when the submarine's main propulsion motor was turned on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_A5   (512 words)

  
 USS CLAMAGORE SS 343 museum submarine is a World War II Balao class diesel submarine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
CLAMAGORE is a Balao class diesel submarine constructed near the end of World War II.
Commissioned on June 28th 1945 she arrived too late to enter the war but was operated as a frontline submarine from 1945 until the late 60's when nuclear powered submarines were being launched in enough numbers to replace the aging diesel boats.
Decommissioned in 1975 she is now moored at Patriot's Point Naval Museum in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Click on buttons to view pictures.
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 HyperWar: US Navy Submarines, 1940-45
For information on the doctrine for the employment of submarines in the war,
Armament: 1 5"/25, 6 bow and 4 stern torpedo tubes, 24 21" torpedoes
US Submarines Lost in World War II -- including crew lists
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 I-400 class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To keep the technology out of the hands of the Soviets, Operation Road’s End was instituted.
The Sen-Toku Raid - review of novel by John Mannock about I-400 class submarine
This page was last modified 11:46, 9 October 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/I-400_class_submarine   (1343 words)

  
 Dutch Submarines: The U submarine class
Dutch 1945: O 1, ex Dolfijn, ex P 47
- The Dutch Navy originally requested three T class submarines, but all T class boats were needed
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