Submarine

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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A new cookbook dives into recipes from the submarine community

Toledo Blade 17 Oct 2021
The idea was launched in 2019 when a local historian from Hawaii spoke to a meeting of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Officers’ Spouses’ Association about Dolphin Dishes, a community cookbook produced in 1952 by Naval wives ... ....
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Australia and the submarine agreement

The Irish Times 16 Oct 2021
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The submarine deal between Merkel, Gantz and Bennett

Middle East Monitor 13 Oct 2021
The Israeli Defence Minister is still insisting on forming an official investigation committee to look into the case of the German submarine deal, which ......
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Outlook on the Submarine Power Cable Global Market to 2026 - Increasing Number of Offshore ...

MENA FN 08 Oct 2021
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) DUBLIN, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Submarine Power Cable Market. Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2026" report has been added to ... ....
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Outlook on the Submarine Power Cable Global Market to 2026 - Increasing Number of Offshore Wind Farms Drives the Market Growth

PR Newswire 08 Oct 2021
The study on submarine power cable market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2018 to 2026.The report on submarine power cable market is a comprehensive study and presentation of drivers, ......
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Come explore the USS Nautilus and the Submarine Force Library and Museum - CNET

CNET 02 Oct 2021
Check out the first nuclear submarine ... ....
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Why Is France Mad? It’s Not Just the Submarine Deal

The Washington Post 27 Sep 2021
When France recalled its ambassadors from the U.S ... While the cancellation stung, the roots of ......
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The French sunk the submarine deal, not the U.S.

NBC News 23 Sep 2021
It's wrong to say that the U.S. betrayed France, when France failed to deliver ... ....
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France’s justifiable anger over the submarine deal should prompt a reckoning

The Washington Post 23 Sep 2021
After a week of histrionics, the waters seem to have calmed ... ....
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France's justifiable anger over the submarine deal should prompt a reckoning

The Daily Progress Charlottesville 23 Sep 2021
France's justifiable anger over the submarine deal should prompt a reckoning ... ....
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China vs US: beneath the surface of the submarine technology gap

South China Morning Post 22 Sep 2021
As the US deepens its security focus on the Indo-Pacific region, it has focused on keeping its edge ......
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Why France Is Angry About the U.S.’s Submarine Deal

New York Times 22 Sep 2021
The new partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia is a diplomatic bombshell ... ....
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