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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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 --> ... ....

Support the Submarine at Mendizorroza!

Public Technologies 20 Jan 2020
Cheer on Villarreal in Vitoria! The Official Villarreal Supporters' Club (La Agrupació de Penyes del Villarreal CF) has organised a trip to attend the Submarines' fixture against Deportivo Alavés (Saturday, 6.30pm) ... It should be noted that the trip requires a minimum of 35 people to go ahead....

Russia Is Having Trouble Building The Submarines It Needs

Jakarta News 02 Jan 2020
The Russian navy already badly depleted since the collapse of the Soviet Union cant quickly replace most of its existing nuclear submarine fleet, which is approaching the end of its collective lifes ... ....

Beneath the surface of the submarines affair

Globes 05 Dec 2019
Why did the prime minister let Germany sell ... The most alarming question in the submarines affair is the possibility that improper motives led the prime minister to consent to sales of submarines by Germany to Egypt....

Visiongain Report: The Submarine Power Cables Market set to Grow to $16.1 bn and 2.5 Million Kilometres

PR Newswire 27 Nov 2019
Visiongain assesses that Capex and length of the global submarine power cables will reach $16.1 bn and 2.5 million kilometres in 2030 ... Included in the report is a lengthy discussion of the existing and upcoming submarine power cable ... The report provides detailed profiles of key ......

FOUND: The Submarine That Vanished Without a Trace During WW2

War History Online 07 Nov 2019
The British submarine HMS Urge sank off the coast of Malta on April 27, 1942 ... Until that day, the Urge had been one of the most successful British submarines in WWII ... The bombing was so severe that the 10th Submarine Flotilla (theFighting 10th”) was ordered to leave and set up a new base at Alexandria....

Memories as Deep as the Submarine Escape Trainer

Public Technologies 11 Oct 2019
5, 2019 and is a converted Navy career counselor recruiter who volunteered for the Enlisted Women in Submarines program. Women like Wetz, both officers and enlisted, are contributing to growing and diversifying the Submarine Force ... But for Rogers and Wetz, their memories go as deep as the submarine escape trainer itself....

The submarine challenge

Sun Star 26 Sep 2019
For those interested, just approach any of the restaurant’s staff, order the Submarine Sandwich at P330, and inform them of your intent to take on the challenge ... But if you’re full after the submarine challenge, you can always come back and try their new offerings in any of their ......