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British Sub Lost During WWII Discovered in North Sea

It was sunk by a Nazi vessel in 1940

(Newser) - A WWII submarine that is the final resting place for at least 50 British sailors has finally been found 76 years after it was sunk off the coast of Denmark, Gizmodo reports. Records show the HMS Tarpon—which Archaeology describes as a Royal Navy T-class submarine—attacked a German vessel... More »

On Day 3 of War Games, North Korea Acts Out

Seoul says missile flew 310 miles, a record for the country

(Newser) - North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against Monday's start of annual South Korea-US military drills . The missile fired from a submarine off the eastern coastal town of Sinpo flew about 310 miles, the longest flight of a... More »

16 Divers Died at This Wreck. Now, a Different Approach

Submersible will map wreck of SS Andrea Doria

(Newser) - Divers frightened away by the many deaths at the wreck site of the SS Andrea Doria—16 people have lost their lives trying to explore it—can soon see what slumbers off Massachusetts another, safer way. Beginning June 2, ocean exploration company OceanGate plans to send a manned submersible to... More »

'Boaty McBoatface' Name Will Live On

But in a slightly different way

(Newser) - "Boaty McBoatface" was the public's clear winner in a naming poll for a UK research ship, but Jo Johnson, Britain's science minister, more or less said a couple of weeks ago that the quirky moniker wasn't going to happen . He was partly right, per the Guardian ... More »

In Hunt for Russia Sub, Sweden May Have Finally Found One

But it may be a WWI submarine, not one of Putin's

(Newser) - Last year, Sweden authorities kept insisting a Russian submarine was lurking in the Stockholm archipelago. Now it appears they may have been right—but it isn't the sub they thought. The country's military is checking out video (see part of it here ) by exploration company Ocean X,... More »

North Korea: We Fired a Missile From Submarine

Test of ballistic missile reportedly successful

(Newser) - North Korea has apparently joined the SLBM club, which, much to the disappointment of the South and the US, stands for submarine-launched ballistic missile. A North Korean newspaper today announced that its test missile "soared into the sky from underwater," reports the Korea Times . It also had photos... More »

Confederate Sub May Finally Reveal Secrets

Cleaning of hull should shed light on why 'HL Hunley' sank

(Newser) - A Confederate sub that sank with its eight-man crew 150 years ago is nearing the end of a painstaking cleaning process expected to shed light on why it never returned to shore, reports AP . About 70% of the HL Hunley's hull has now been revealed at a lab in... More »

Report: 11 Sailors Watched Sub Shower Videos

3 or 4 women recorded in 7 cellphone videos

(Newser) - The command investigation into the Navy's submarine shower scandal doesn't just concern the one man believed to have made the videos of females aboard the sub. According to an investigative report, 11 sailors are alleged to have seen the videos. There are seven videos in total; likely shot... More »

Navy: Female Submariners Secretly Filmed in Shower

They were among first women to serve on subs

(Newser) - A big scandal for the Navy's submarine integration program: Some of the first women ever to serve on American subs were secretly recorded showering on the USS Wyoming, reports the Navy Times . The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating a 24-year-old male officer who is accused of recording the... More »

Sweden: Sure Looks Like a Submarine to Us

Military releases sonar image of suspected intruder

(Newser) - Sweden was pretty sure a foreign submarine was sneaking around its waters last month, and it's released a sonar image to back up the claim, reports the BBC . The image shows tracks on the sea floor made by something that looks for all the world like a small sub.... More »

North Korea Launches 'New' Ballistic Sub*

*Geriatric Soviet subs years away from being able to fire missiles

(Newser) - North Korea has reportedly launched a new class of submarine that's capable of firing ballistic missiles, and as Yonhap reports, that's "raising further concerns over the North's evolving missile and nuclear threats." But don't everybody run to the bunker just yet: Reading between the... More »

Sweden Calls Off Hunt for Mystery Sub

No sign of suspected Russian vessel

(Newser) - Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Military authorities have ordered naval and amphibious forces to end their hunt for the submarine, though some ground forces will remain involved. Last Friday, Sweden's military launched its biggest anti-submarine operation... More »

Sweden: We'll Force Mystery Sub to Surface

But finding it won't be easy, 'rusty' military admits

(Newser) - Sweden is continuing to scour its waters for a foreign vessel suspected to be a Russian submarine and says that if it has to, it will use weapons to force it to the surface. The main point of the operation, which is now in its sixth day, "is to... More »

Sweden Steps Up Hunt for Mystery Sub

Sightings of suspected foreign vessel probed

(Newser) - The Swedish military has stepped up its hunt for what is widely believed to be a Russian submarine lurking somewhere in the waters around Stockholm, but officials remain cagey about just what it is they're looking for. "There is no submarine hunt underway, there is an ongoing intelligence... More »

Sweden Searches for Mystery Sub, Divers

Russian intrusion suspected

(Newser) - The Swedish military spent the weekend scouring coastal waters for what it says was "foreign underwater activity" detected in "an area that is of interest to a foreign power." The military didn't name Russia as the possible source of the activity, but a Swedish newspaper says... More »

Mystery of Confederate Sub Gets Chipped Away

Cleaning process could reveal why it sank

(Newser) - A century and a half after a legendary Confederate submarine mysteriously sank, conservationists in Charleston, SC, are still working to figure out why. Their latest step could be key: Experts yesterday placed the 40-foot HL Hunley in a solution that's 1% sodium hydroxide and 99% water, the Post and ... More »

How Howard Hughes Helped CIA Hunt a Sunken Sub

The public believed he was crazy enough to do it

(Newser) - Howard Hughes: billionaire, aviator, engineer … and CIA asset? Yep. Hughes once provided the necessary cover for a secret operation codenamed Project AZORIAN, in which the CIA tried to retrieve a Soviet sub from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean without anyone being the wiser, the Houston Chronicle reports. The... More »

Confederate Sub Still a Mystery: Why Did It Sink?

Scientists can't say what caused HL Hunley to go under

(Newser) - A revered Confederate submarine was recently commemorated by military reenactors in Charleston, South Carolina, but a key mystery still hung in the air, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The HL Hunley made history on February 17, 1864, when it became the first sub to ever sink an enemy ship—in... More »

Lost WWII Mega-Sub Found Off Hawaii

Navy sunk giant Japanese sub in 1946

(Newser) - A massive prize for marine archeologists: The wreck of a colossal aircraft-carrier submarine the Japanese built to attack the Panama Canal has been found under 2,300 feet of water off the coast of Hawaii. The I-400, part of a class of the biggest and most advanced submarines built during... More »

3 Badly Burned Bodies Recovered From Sub

Survivors unlikely: Indian Navy rep

(Newser) - Indian navy divers today recovered three severely burned bodies of sailors who had been trapped inside a submarine damaged by twin explosions, a navy spokesman said. He added that it was doubtful that any of the other 15 sailors aboard survived. "The bodies are severely disfigured and not identifiable... More »

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