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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Celebrating veterans: From the submarine service to Hope Creek (PSEG - Public Service Enterprise Group Inc)

Public Technologies 18 Nov 2020
Naval Academy with a degree in electrical engineering, Casulli served aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Stonewall Jackson ... 'The camaraderie on the submarine was fun, because you're with your peers,' he said ... Following his submarine service, Casulli spent two years at the ......

'How do we rescue the submariners': Veteran issues warning about Australia's submarine fleet

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 10 Nov 2020
A former Navy clearance diver who helped produce the first rescue system for Australia's Collins Class submarines has warned the fleet's current safety equipment has limited ability to save trapped submariners ... ....

Insights on the Submarine Batteries Global Market to 2027 - Featuring EnerSys, Exide Technologies & GS Yuasa Among Others

PR Newswire 06 Nov 2020
6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Submarine Batteries - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to's offering ... Market is Estimated at $271.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 5% CAGRThe Submarine Batteries market in the U.S....

The crews of Ka-27PL helicopters of the Baltic Fleet destroyed the submarine of the mock enemy

Public Technologies 28 Oct 2020
To detect the target, Ka-27PL naval aviation helicopters were sent to the specified square of the sea, where the crews worked out the tasks of searching and tracking the submarine with the integrated use of radar and sonar equipment. After detecting and determining the coordinates ......

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....

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