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Today in military history: World’s first combat submarine sinks

On Oct. 15, 1863, the CSS Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine, sank. For the second time…and also not the last… Hunley, named for her inventor, Horace Lawson Hunley, was a Confederate submarine — and the first combat submarine to sink a warship.  She measured 40-feet long, 4-feet high, and 42-inches wide tightly housing … Continued

The little fish that almost brought down the US submarine force

The Ohio-class cruise missile submarine is probably one of the most powerful and intimidating weapons ever created by man. They are the world’s third-largest subs and the largest submarines ever built by the United States – and they were almost made nearly obsolete by a tiny shark.  During the mid-1970s, the Ohio-class submarine was the … Continued

25 incredible photos of life on a US Navy submarine

A U.S. Navy nuclear submarine is one of the most mysterious places in which a member of the military could serve.

Armed with advanced technology and enough firepower to destroy civilizations, it’s no wonder that every sailor aboard these v…

This Russian missile could be the last thing you ever see

While Russia likes to point to the “successes” of its state re-armament program, the fact is that many of the weapons have fallen well short of their touted potential. The T-14 is underfunded and probably overhyped. The Su-57 can’t be stealthy an…

The submarine that smuggled 130 soldiers out of Crete

In August 1941, a submarine crew that already had a series of crazy, Mediterranean adventures under its belt slid up to the coast of Crete, a sailor swam from the boat to the shore with a lifeline, and the submarine rescued 130 stranded soldiers, se…

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