A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. The term most commonly refers to a large, crewed, autonomous vessel. It is also sometimes used historically or colloquially to refer to remotely operated vehicles and robots, as well as medium-sized or smaller vessels, such as the midget submarine and the wet sub. Used as an adjective in phrases such as submarine cable, "submarine" means "under the sea". The noun submarine evolved as a shortened form of submarine boat (and is often further shortened to sub). For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as "boats" rather than as "ships", regardless of their size.

Although experimental submarines had been built before, submarine design took off during the 19th century, and they were adopted by several navies. Submarines were first widely used during World War I (1914–1918), and now figure in many navies large and small. Military usage includes attacking enemy surface ships (merchant and military), submarines, aircraft carrier protection, blockade running, ballistic missile submarines as part of a nuclear strike force, reconnaissance, conventional land attack (for example using a cruise missile), and covert insertion of special forces. Civilian uses for submarines include marine science, salvage, exploration and facility inspection/maintenance. Submarines can also be modified to perform more specialized functions such as search-and-rescue missions or undersea cable repair. Submarines are also used in tourism, and for undersea archaeology.

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The battle over investigating the ‘Submarine Affair’

The Jerusalem Post 15 Oct 2020
Everyone knows that the ... Israel needs to get to the bottom of whatever happened with the sale of submarines and ensure that the defense establishment – where some of the most sensitive decisions regarding the country’s fate are made – has not been tainted....

The Russia of Putin began with the submarine

The Malta Independent 26 Aug 2020
12 August 2000 - Underwater nuclear cruiser "Kursk" crashed in the northern part of Russia ... The most peaceful and good month in the Russian calendar is usually a month of hard trials ... The crash at the main hydroelectric power station, the K-159 sunk submarine, the military conflict with Georgia began ......

The submarine deep dive underwater fun adventure

ZDNet 21 Aug 2020
submarine game is just avoid all fish and collect coin for unlock new submarine.This game is endless adventure.Try to Play and Download... ....

New York Love Story: The Submarine Officer and the Beatles Cover Band

New York Times 30 Jul 2020
A Columbia grad student, new to the city, lost his lease. So he organized the perfect send-off ... ....

PM’s defence funding announcement ‘a bid to distract from the submarine debacle’

The Daily Telegraph Australia 01 Jul 2020
... Defence strategy was in part “a distraction to hide from the fact the submarine program is a train wreck of monumental proportions”....

Monster of the deep: A Swedish journalist was lured into the submarine of a maverick ...

The Daily Mail 27 Jun 2020
Peering through the barnacle-encrusted portholes of the abandoned submarine, lashed to a capstan in a secluded corner of Copenhagen docks, I felt a chill run down my spine ... The story of her mutilation and murder at the hands of Peter Madsen -who had not only constructed the 60ft ......

USS Colorado Continues the Tradition of the Submarine Battle Flag

Public Technologies 30 May 2020
(NNS) -- The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788), homeported at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, participated in a unique submarine tradition during its maiden deployment in 2019 ... The tradition of submarine battle flags began largely during World War II as U.S....

Ailes Marines selects Prysmian to provide the submarine inter-array cables for the Offshore wind farm in Saint- Brieuc

Public Technologies 27 May 2020
AILES MARINES SELECTS PRYSMIAN TO PROVIDE THE SUBMARINE INTER-ARRAY CABLES FOR THE ... in the energy and telecom cable systems industry with a contract worth of about €80 million to provide the submarine inter-array cable systems for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France....

Wow, Avengers: Endgame Really Has A Namor The Submariner Tease

Cinema Blend 28 Apr 2020
The producers know what stories they’d like to tell in future movies, so they frequently ask for lines of dialogue to be dropped into ,current movies ... Endgame, screenwriter Chris Markus confirmed that this moment was meant to lay the groundwork for Namor the Submariner ... We already know the next seven MCU movies, and Submariner isn’t part of the plan....

Electric Boat president says he’s tested positive for COVID-19, the 7th at the submarine manufacturer

Hartford Courant 04 Apr 2020
The president of General Dynamics Electric Boat said Saturday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, the seventh at the shipbuilder’s sites. Kevin Graney, president of the submarine manufacturer, said his symptoms are mild while is temperature has not topped 100 degrees and that he is working from home....

Mystery Solved: The Submarine Spy Drone Captured By North Korea

Forbes 11 Mar 2020
Back in August 2006 North Korea announced that it had captured a foreign underwater spy drone. Its identity has been shrouded in mystery. Now with photo analysis we can say what it is, and which Navy it belongs to ... ....

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in the submarine canyons off south Western Australia

Science Daily 28 Feb 2020
Stunning 'gardens' of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition. <!-- more --> ... ....