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Heartbreaking Video Shows Crew of Doomed Sub Singing

Farewell song was filmed weeks before Indonesian tragedy

(Newser) - A heartbreaking video released by the Indonesian military shows the crew of the doomed Indonesian Navy submarine singing a farewell song. The video was shot weeks ago, before the sub went missing Wednesday, its wreckage ultimately found on the sea floor Sunday, split into three pieces, and all 53 crew...

Indonesia Finds Submarine, Declares the Crew Dead

53 were aboard the KRI Nanggala, which disappeared Wednesday

(Newser) - The wreckage of a missing Indonesian Navy submarine with 53 crew members has been located, the military said Sunday. Searchers found items and parts from the submarine, including the anchor and safety suits for crew members, CNN reports. "Based on that authentic proof, I declare here that the Nanggala...

Grim Update From Indonesian Navy on Missing Submarine

It appears there's no hope for survivors of KRI Nanggala after items from sub were found

(Newser) - Indonesia's navy on Saturday said items were found from a missing submarine , indicating the vessel with 53 crew members had sunk and there was no hope of finding survivors. Navy chief Yudo Margono said rescuers found several items from the KRI Nanggala 402, which disappeared after its last reported...

Missing Submarine Down to Its Final Hours of Oxygen

Assuming the Indonesian submarine is still intact

(Newser) - American help is on the way for Indonesian rescuers desperately trying to find a missing submarine before all hope of finding survivors disappears. An American reconnaissance aircraft has been sent to the search area in the Bali Sea as the Pentagon says it is "deeply saddened" by the disappearance...

Missing Sub Has 72 Hours of Oxygen Left

Oil slicks could instead point to a sign from crew, or disaster aboard KRI Nanggala-402

(Newser) - The clock is ticking to find an Indonesian Navy sub with 53 people on board, which has now been missing for more than 24 hours . The last contact came around 3am Wednesday as the sub was completing a torpedo drill north of Bali. Officials believe the crew, led by Marine...

Indonesian Sub Carrying 53 May Have Sunk Into Trench

Sub vanished north of Bali during torpedo drill early Wednesday

(Newser) - A submarine belonging to Indonesia's Navy has gone missing off the coast of Bali, with 53 people on board. The KRI Nanggala-402 sub was conducting a torpedo drill north of Bali early Wednesday when it vanished about 60 miles from shore, per Reuters and the BBC . The country has...

A US Sub Was Lost in 1963. Now We Know Why

Declassified documents related to 1963 sinking of USS Thresher are released

(Newser) - From the 1970s on, the US Navy hasn't lost a single submarine. But in April 1963 it suffered its deadliest submarine disaster when the nuclear-powered USS Thresher sank off Cape Cod, killing all 129 people on board. The details of what led to that fate had been kept under...

Macabre Killer Peter Madsen Gets Another 21 Months

He is sentenced over his escape from prison after Kim Wall's submarine murder

(Newser) - He was already serving life for one of Denmark's most notorious murders , but Peter Madsen just got another 21 months tacked on to his sentence. A court on Tuesday handed down the additional time for Madsen's stunning, if short-lived, escape from a prison in suburban Copenhagen last year,...

$125K Will Now Get You to the Titanic

Expeditions open to tourists to launch in May

(Newser) - A few dozen wealthy and adventurous tourists will be among the first in 15 years to set eyes on the world's most famous shipwreck. OceanGate Expeditions will be ferrying tourists to the wreck of the Titanic annually between May and September beginning next year—at a cost. For $125,...

Nazi Symbols Help Identify Ship That Sank 80 Years Ago

Torpedoed warship sits upright 1,600 feet below the surface

(Newser) - The swastikas gave it away. Eighty years after a British submarine sank the German warship Karlsruhe during World War II, images from a remotely operated vehicle have helped identify the wreckage. The cruiser is sitting upright 1,607 feet below the surface off the southern coast of Norway, Live Science...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sub That 80 Americans Died On Found After 75 Years
Sub That 80 Americans 
Died on Found After 75 Years
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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...

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...

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...

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...

You Can Now Get a Ride-Share to the Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Gets a 'ScUber'

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...

China Builds Antenna 5 Times Bigger Than New York City
China Builds Antenna
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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,...

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