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Navy Enters Barents Sea for First Time Since Cold War

Russia is tracking American, British vessels operating in the Arctic

(Newser) - The US Navy says Russian submarine activity in the Arctic has risen to Cold War levels—and, for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea. The 6th Fleet said four American destroyers and a British Royal Navy vessel were... More »

Go to Earth's Deepest Spot —for $750K

More people have been to space than to Challenger Deep

(Newser) - If now sounds like a good time to escape to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, with $750,000 you probably can. For that price, explorer and retired naval officer Victor Vescovo will take daring travelers to the deepest point on Earth, Challenger Deep in Mariana Trench, which has been... More »

This Pocket of People May Not Know of Pandemic

We hadn't thought of this one...

(Newser) - Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing. Submariners stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, purposefully shielded from worldly worries to encourage undivided focus on their top-secret missions of nuclear deterrence, may be among the last pockets of people anywhere who are still blissfully unaware of how... More »

Now Aboard US Subs: a Nuclear Policy 'Landmark'

'Low-yield' long-range missile is first major addition to strategic nuclear arsenal in recent decades

(Newser) - The US military has deployed a new addition to its nuclear arsenal—a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead of reduced destructive power. The so-called low-yield missile has been fitted atop an undisclosed number of Trident ballistic missiles carried aboard the Navy's Ohio-class submarines. The debut deployment aboard... More »

Sub That 80 Americans Died on Found After 75 Years

The USS Grayback was lost in 1944

(Newser) - A determined American explorer has discovered a submarine lost for 75 years—and the final resting place of 80 American servicemen. Tim Taylor, who runs a project dedicated to finding the 52 US submarines lost in action during World War II, says his team has found the USS Grayback off... More »

A Lost Sub That Just Couldn't Be Found Is Discovered

The Minerve's wreckage is identified about 30 miles off the coast of France

(Newser) - After fruitless searching over five decades, the resting place of a vanished French submarine has been found. "We have just found the Minerva," the country's defense minister tweeted Monday per the BBC , which translated from the French. "It's a success, a relief and a technical... More »

Russia: Details on Sub Fire Are 'Totally Classified'

Officials won't say if vessel was nuclear-powered

(Newser) - Russia is remaining tight-lipped about a Monday fire that killed 14 sailors on a deep-sea submersible, claiming details are a state secret. "There is nothing illegal about this. It fully corresponds to the Russian law on state secrets," a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, describing information... More »

14 Dead Aboard Russia's 'Most Secret' Submarine

A fire reportedly broke out Monday

(Newser) - A fire on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there were survivors. The ministry didn't name the vessel that caught fire Monday, but Russian media reported it was... More »

Great Barrier Reef Gets a 'ScUber'

Uber is branching out way down under

(Newser) - Your submarine ride-share awaits in Queensland, Australia. Thanks to Uber, what's touted as the world's first submarine ride-share launches Monday, offering users a one-hour submarine tour of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as free pickup and a return helicopter or pontoon trip, per CNN . The "once-in-a-lifetime... More »

China Builds Antenna That Will Boggle Your Mind

And it's not just for civilian use

(Newser) - Exact location, unknown. Size, off the charts. That's a newly built radio antenna in China that could have military applications but comes with possible health risks, CBS News reports. The Wireless Electromagnetic Method project was built over 13 years on a huge tract of land—1,400 square miles,... More »

The Submarine Was Found 3K Feet Down. That's a Problem

Argentina says it doesn't have the means to raise it

(Newser) - "I'm not going anywhere until they bring the submarine to shore. We know it can be done, but it's up to the government to decide it wants to do it." So says an Argentine man whose son was one of 44 crewmen aboard the ARA San... More »

It Vanished a Year Ago With 44 Crewmen. Now, a Found Sub

Argentina's navy says it has found the ARA San Juan

(Newser) - Argentina's navy announced early Saturday that searchers found the missing submarine ARA San Juan deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard. The vessel was detected 2,625 feet deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia, the statement said. The navy... More »

It's Been 100 Years Since Germans Shelled a US Town

German U-156 submarine broke the surface off Orleans, Mass.

(Newser) - Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Mass., were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore. Then suddenly, a German U-156 submarine... More »

China Hackers Steal Sensitive Navy Secrets

'Washington Post' reports they accessed 614 gigabytes of military information

(Newser) - Chinese government hackers broke into the unclassified computer network of a Navy contractor in January and February and accessed 614 gigabytes of technological information about a submarine-based missile known as Sea Dragon, as well other highly sensitive classified data, reports the Washington Post . Sea Dragon is a $300 million project... More »

Submarine Death Suspect: 'I Am Really, Really Sorry'

Peter Madsen is accused of torturing and killing journalist Kim Wall

(Newser) - The Danish inventor on trial in the murder of a Swedish journalist who was aboard his personal submarine addressed the victim's parents in court directly on Monday. "I am really, really sorry about what happened," Peter Madsen told the mother and father of Kim Wall after the... More »

Prosecutors Present Grisly Theory on Submarine Killing

Peter Madsen is accused of bringing aboard tools to brutalize Kim Wall before her death

(Newser) - Prosecutors have outlined what they think happened to journalist Kim Wall last year aboard a submarine, and it makes for grisly reading. The indictment released Tuesday in Copenhagen accuses Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen of brutalizing his 30-year-old victim with tools including a saw and screwdrivers that he brought aboard for... More »

Prosecutors Reveal Theory on Kim Wall's Death

Say she either had throat cut or was strangled, as they charge Peter Madsen in case

(Newser) - Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during an Aug. 10 trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said the case is "very unusual and extremely disturbing." Madsen is charged with... More »

Australian Sub 'on Eternal Patrol Since 1914' Is Found

HMAS AE-1 found off Papua New Guinea's Duke of York Islands

(Newser) - Thirteenth time's the charm. The first Allied submarine lost in World War I, and Australia's first sub lost ever, has finally been found on the 13th search mission for a vessel that vanished more than a century ago. The HMAS AE-1 was spotted by an underwater drone in... More »

Argentina: Search for Sub Is No Longer a Rescue Mission

'New phase' will seek wreck on seabed

(Newser) - The search for a missing Argentine submarine will continue, officials say, but there is no longer any hope of finding survivors. Argentine Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said Thursday that the search for the ARA San Juan is no longer a rescue mission, the BBC reports. He said in the "... More »

Water Entered Missing Sub, Frying Battery

San Juan's captain reported the issue had been contained

(Newser) - A US undersea rescue vehicle has arrived at the spot where an Argentine submarine vanished on Nov. 15, but with little hope of finding its 44 crew members alive. Shortly before it disappeared, the ARA San Juan reported water had entered the sub through a snorkel and reached a battery... More »

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