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Australia is getting nuclear submarines from the US and UK
On March 13, 2023, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, US President Joe Biden announced a…
NASA is designing submarines and drones to explore the seas on Saturn’s moon, Titan
If you thought life was difficult for the submarine service of the U.S. Navy here on Earth, just imagine a…
A US Navy destroyer once won a surface engagement with potatoes
In 1943, the U.S. Navy’s USS O’Bannon was on patrol near the Solomon Islands when it came in contact with a Japanese submarine.
Why American submarines feared this Russian destroyer
Russian ships are often the butt of a joke. One infamous Russian destroyer, for instance, has had a long history of problems.
This legendary Navy skipper sank 19 enemy ships
In the early months of 1943, Lt. Commander Dudley Morton took control of the USS Wahoo. Watch what he did next that made him into a legend.
How Germany brought the fighting of World War II to Antarctica
The German navy doesn’t get a lot of attention for its role during World War II, but the Kriegsmarine brought the war to Antarctica.
This is how modern submarines do not run out of oxygen while submerged
The United States Navy is the biggest, most technologically advanced Navy in the world. Sometimes it is easy to forget…
What happens when a submarine runs into an undersea mountain
Just after noon on Jan. 8, 2005, the USS San Francisco, U.S. Navy nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class submarine collided with an undersea mountain while moving at maximum speed. The crew, most of them injured, one of them killed, fought for…
This is why nuclear subs don’t try to rest on the sea floor
Before getting into the details, let it be known that American nuclear submarines can come to rest on the ocean floor. But should they?
This sub sank because its commander couldn’t flush his toilet
In April 1945, being a German submariner was a dangerous prospect. Allied sub hunters had become much more effective and German u-boats were being sunk faster than they could be built. Technical breakthroughs like radar and new weapons like the homi…
Life aboard WWII submarines was brutal
No one has ever claimed that life aboard a U.S. Navy ship was luxurious. Even on the most advanced warships on the planet life can still be cramped. Though today amenities are much improved, the sailors patrolling th…
The time a fishing boat helped capture a North Korean submarine
Since the Korean Armistice Agreement of 1953, a tenuous ceasefire has existed between South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic…
The time Japanese submarines attacked California and Oregon during WWII
Aside from the attack on Pearl Harbor, many Americans aren’t familiar with Japanese submarine attacks on the states during WWII.
Why Russia’s Typhoon-Class submarines are so massive
In 1981, both the United States and the Soviet Union commissioned a new class of submarine. Both were nuclear powered…
There’s a German U-boat at the bottom of Lake Michigan
In 1992, a recovery crew found a German U-Boat at the bottom of Lake Michigan. What on Earth was it doing there?
11 things that are only funny to submariners
We asked the sailors of the Submarine Bubblehead Brotherhood, a Facebook group for U.S. Navy submariners, what some of their funniest experiences were while under…