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  USS Blueback Submarine
After 31 years of service in the U.S. Navy throughout the Pacific Ocean, and appearing in the movie The Hunt for Red October, the Blueback is now on permanent display at OMSI.
The Blueback is a Barbel class submarine, the first battle-ready class of subs to use the tear drop hull design.
Discover what daily life was like aboard the US Navy's last fast-attack submarine as you explore the control room, peer through a periscope, and check out the engine room of the USS Blueback.
www.omsi.edu /visit/submarine   (394 words)

  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.
Periscopes, which enabled submariners to view the surface waters while remaining shallowly submerged, were added to submarines in the mid-1800s.
Submarines are valued for their ability to roam undetected in the ocean, and many navies operate submarine fleets.
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  Submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Submarines in a neutral buoyancy condition are not intrinsically stable in trim.
Military submarines are generally divided into attack submarines, designed to operate against enemy ships, including other submarines, in a hunter-killer role, or strategic ballistic-missile submarines, designed to launch attacks on land-based targets from a position of stealth, also known as "boomers" in the United States Navy or "bombers" in the Royal Navy.
Submarines designed for the purpose of attacking merchant ships or other warships are known as "fast attacks", "hunter-killers", "fast boats", or "fleet submarines" (which terms are not synonyms; each is a different design for a different mission).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Submarine   (8868 words)

Soon after the Narval class submarines were unveiled other big countries joined the "game." Another big factor in the success of the submarines was the invention of the automobiled torpedo by a fellow named Whittehead in 1870.
When we entered the year of 1960 the first submarines incorporating a battery of solid-propellent submarine-launched ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads were built in the U.S. These new weapons were capable of hitting targets about 2500 miles when fired from the submerged submarine.
Submarine armor, a waterproof dress of strong material, having a helmet into which air for breathing is pumped through a tube leading from above the surface to enable a diver to remain under water.
everything2.com /index.pl?node=submarine   (2956 words)

 Submarine warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern submarine warfare is comprised primarily of submarines and other underwater devices, technologies, and strategies for their use in cooperation with other operational areas to complete tactical objectives.
For most of history, submarine warfare has been restricted to the deployment of mines and other unmanned static devices intended to deny use of naval assets on bodies of water.
The first attempted submarine attack in wartime was by Sgt. Ezra Lee of the U.S. Continental Army in David Bushnell's hand-cranked egg-like submersible, Turtle, in New York harbor during the Revolutionary War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Submarine_warfare   (553 words)

Submarines are also used for marine and freshwater Science and for work at depths too great for human divers.
Submarines did not have a major impact on the outcome of the war, but did portend their coming importance to naval warfare and increased interest in their use in naval warfare.
Submarines are popular subjects for films due to the danger, drama and claustrophobia of being on a submarine, and the suspense of the cat-and-mouse game of submarine or anti-submarine warfare.
www.ufaqs.com /wiki/en/su/Submarine.htm   (6460 words)

 Submarine - Simple English Wikipedia
A submarine is a vessel that goes under water.
Submarines are almost always war vessels, but some are used for scientific or business purposes.
A military submarine will usually be designed for only one of these two functions, because a submarine carrying a missile is larger, which is not useful when attacking other ships.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Submarine   (420 words)

 submarine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Submarines are almost always warships, although a few are used for scientific or business purposes (see also submersible).
A typical U.S. Navy submarine in World War II was a 300-ft (91-m) craft of 1,450 tons displacement and had a crew of 55.
Submarines were also used to insert commandos in enemy territory and for rescue operations.
www.bartleby.com /65/su/submarin.html   (933 words)

 Submarine: Officer: Careers & Jobs: Navy
Submarine Officers command, manage, and operate the Fleet’s attack, ballistic missile, and guided missile submarines that patrol the world’s oceans, monitoring hostile enemy actions, intercepting electronic communications, and gathering information.
Submarines, their Officers, and their crews are heavily relied upon for antisubmarine warfare, antisurface warfare, land attack, strategic deterrence, and landing Special Warfare forces, to name but a few of the many exciting missions.
During a sea tour, Submarine Officers may be in charge of any number of tasks, including the safe operation of the nuclear reactor; maintaining the ship’s torpedoes, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and sonar; charting the ship’s position; and operating communications and intelligence equipment.
www.navy.com /officer/submarine   (932 words)

 U.S. Submarines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As proposed, the submarine would constitute the single largest private undersea vehicle ever built, and arguably, one of the most significant personal transportation devices of the century.
The total interior area of the submarine is in excess of 460 square meters (5000 square feet).
At 65-meters (213 feet) in overall length, and with a beam in excess of 8 meters (26 feet), the Phoenix is a vehicle of formidable size.
www.ussubs.com /submarines/phoenix_1000.php3   (1308 words)

 Submarine Store - Submarine Qualifications Designation for Enlisted Members
Personnel not previously “qualified in submarines” are not eligible to be so designated by the CO until they have served, for duty, at least 6 months in operational submarines, with the exception that service in new construction submarines may be counted from the commencement of builder’s sea trials.
Submarine designation Desig 5 (SQ) will be assigned by NAVPERSCOM (PERS-403) to enlisted personnel in submarine source ratings who are qualified in submarines but not expected to serve again in the submarine force.
Submarine force commanders will act only on the cases of those personnel who are under their operational or administrative command.
www.submarinestore.com /stories/facts-qualprofile.htm   (1669 words)

 CVO Website - Submarine Volcanoes, Vents, Ridges, Eruptions
Ruby (-230 meters), a submarine volcano that rises to within 230 meters of the sea surface northwest of Saipan, was detected in eruption in 1966 by sonar signals (Norris and Johnson, 1969).
In 1995 submarine explosions were heard, accompanied by a fish kill, sulfurous odors, water bubbling, and the detection of volcanic tremor.
The island consists of two overlapping stratovolcanoes; the summit crater appears to be breached to the SE because the shoreline corresponds to the level of several notches in the SE crater wall.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Glossary/SubmarineVolcano/description_submarine_volcano.html   (1959 words)

 Submarine History 1580-1869: timeline of submarine development
theorized that a submarine should be made of copper, cylindrical in shape to better withstand pressure and with pointed ends both for streamlining and to permit reversing course without having to turn around.
After protracted delays and several changes in government, Fulton was encouraged enough to build the submarine he called "Nautilus." He made a number of successful dives, to depths of 25 feet and for times as long as six hours (ventilation provided by a tube to the surface).
This submarine sank in rough weather in Mobile Bay; the crew was rescued.
www.submarine-history.com /NOVAone.htm   (3133 words)

 Warcraft II: Units   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Submarines can be very effective in destroying enemy Ships and Oil Rigs early in the game and when the enemy does not have Flying Machines because they have delayed upgrading to Stronghold or Keep.
The key to using Submarines is to know when to make them, when to use them, and to move them after each shot to prevent the enemy from using attack ground.
Submarines can be easily killed in one shot by Battleships using attack ground even when the Battleships cannot see them.
www.battle.net /war2/units/submarine.shtml   (764 words)

 Submarine Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To drive to the surface, the submarine simply positions its planes (i.e., stubby "wings" at the stern and on the superstructure or bow of the submarine) to rise and the submarine ascends to the surface.
Submariners have four meals per day - breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight rations, commonly known as "midrats." Menus include eggs, hotcakes, and cereal for breakfast; deli sandwiches, hamburgers, and pizza for lunch; pasta, steak, chicken, and pork dishes for dinner; and leftovers for midrats.
Submarines are always deployed in the oceans around the world, and with their nuclear reactors and great speed are often the first ships on station when a crisis develops.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/faq.html   (5933 words)

 Submarine History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Early classes of submarine were designated by a letter such as A,E,H,K,M,N,O, and R. In 1908 submarines were used to defend the Philippines.
In 1916 the first submarine used for operations with the fleet was constructed, the S Class submarine.
L Class submarines were used to defend Allied shipping from German U-boats during World War I. World War II During the 1930s the Electric Boat Co. built the Salmon Class submarine that proved to be effective for long range patrols.
www.auburn.edu /student_info/trident/history/history.html   (466 words)

 National Park Service: World War II Warships in the Pacific
USS Becuna is a fleet-type submarine (built to maintain speeds averaging 17 knots) of the Balao class.
During this conversion the boat's exterior guns were removed and the conning tower was enclosed by a new sail casing to reduce underwater resistance.
The American submarine war against Japan created a blockade that denied her the oil, iron ore, food, and other raw materials she needed to continue to fight.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/butowsky1/becuna.htm   (572 words)

 Submarine Warfare - Navy Ships
The JCS Submarine Force Structure Study, completed in November 1999, concluded that the optimal force structure would be 68 attack submarines by 2015 and 76 by 2025, with the minimum being at least 55 by 2015 and 62 by 2025.
Submarine antennas, as compared to surface ship antennas, are unique in design, shape, materials, and performance due to a submarine’s space and weight limitations, extreme environmental conditions, and stealth considerations.
Submarines must be capable of tailoring on-board capabilities to optimize their support for the Joint Task Force (JTF) and Naval Component Commanders.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/submarine.htm   (2938 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
Nuclear submarines are based at Faslane on the Clyde Perhaps the first question to consider is why this is an issue now.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/k-submarine/browse   (5749 words)

 China tests ballistic missile submarine - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - December 03, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The new 094-class submarine was launched in late July and when fully operational in the next year or two will be the first submarine to carry the underwater-launched version of China's new DF-31 missile, according to defense officials.
The submarine is in the early stages of being outfitted and is not yet equipped with new JL-2 submarine-launched nuclear missiles.
The current Xia submarine is considered so noisy to underwater detection gear that its chances of surviving attack submarine strikes in ocean waters are limited.
www.washtimes.com /national/20041202-115302-2338r.htm   (851 words)

And second, the Navy claims that the construction of SSN-23 is necessary to preserve the industrial base in nuclear submarine construction until the next class of attack submarines (the NSSNs) commences in FY98.
SSN-23 is not needed to preserve the nuclear submarine industrial base until the next class of nuclear submarines can be built for several reasons.
And third, it is not true that most of the skills needed for nuclear submarine construction would "wither away" and have to be reconstituted if no more subs were produced until construction on the NSSN begins.
www.cdi.org /issues/naval/seawolf.html   (1599 words)

 submarine — Infoplease.com
Submarine Volcanoes - Submarine Volcanoes Submarine volcanoes and volcanic vents are common features on certain zones of...
submarine: Development of the Modern Submarine - Development of the Modern Submarine The first submarine used in combat (1776) was invented in 1773...
New breath for submarines: when looking at upgrading submarines, one can see that the subject could be dealt with at great length,......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0847065.html   (207 words)

 Navy to Commission Attack Submarine Jimmy Carter
A unique feature of the Jimmy Carter is a 100-foot hull extension called the Multi-Mission Platform, which provides enhanced payload capabilities, enabling the submarine to accommodate the advanced technology required to develop and test a new generation of weapons, sensors and undersea vehicles.
Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, served as a commissioned officer aboard submarines, and served as commander-in-chief from 1977 to 1981.
Jimmy Carter is the third and final submarine of the Seawolf class.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=17111   (529 words)

 Cocaine Submarine Bust - CBS News
Eduardo Fernandez said the fiberglass submarine was nearly complete when police found it near the Pacific Ocean, in Tumaco, 370 miles southwest of Bogota.
The discovery came after authorities were tipped off to pieces of fiberglass and other construction material being transported to where the submarine was being built.
But in 2000, police on a raid of a warehouse near Bogota were stunned to find a 100-foot-long steel submarine being built to transport up to 150 tons of cocaine.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/03/26/tech/main683305.shtml   (326 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Submarines Work"
Not so long ago, a naval force worked entirely above the water; with the addition of the submarine to the standard naval arsenal, the world below the surface became a battleground as well.
The adaptations and inventions that allow sailors to not only fight a battle, but also live for months or even years underwater are some of the most brilliant developments in military history.
In this article, you will see how a submarine dives and surfaces in the water, how life support is maintained, how the submarine gets its power, how a submarine finds its way in the deep ocean and how submarines might be rescued.
www.howstuffworks.com /submarine.htm   (124 words)

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