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The Man Who Invented The SubmarineRead
He was a trailblazer for what would become known as the American Century: Isaac Rice was a law professor, magazine publisher, industrial entrepreneur and a hell of a salesman and exactly 100 years ago he sailed to England and pulled off another big deal. He sold the Royal Navy its first submarine.
Steam SubmarinesRead
The gargantuan steam submarines were treated as a joke by the hardened veterans of the Submarine Service when they first appeared. But on the fateful afternoon of January 29th, 1917 the K boats suddenly developed a new and more sinister reputation. From that day onwards 'K' stood for Killer. And by apt coincidence the drama featured No 13.
Snorting in the Royal Navy, 1945 onwardsRead
In the closing months of the war when US Navy and Royal Navy submarines no longer had a critical role to play in the final defeat of Japan
Snorkel in the US Navy - 1945 onwardsRead
Attached as appendices is a complete description of the US Navy Fleet Submarine snorkel system and operation
Diesel Submarines 1948 - 1958Read
The Diesel Submarines Of The Royal Navy Available To Engage In A Major War In The Period 1948 to 1958
ASDIC Equipment Installation In Early Royal Navy SubmarinesRead
The first Royal Navy Submarine to be fitted with an ASDIC Installation was, Barrow built Submarine H32 which acted as a test bed for an ASDIC Equipment based on a system fitted in Surface ships.
HMS Scotsman - 1948 Trials and Experimental SubmarineRead
The converted Scotsman appeared as I joined the Royal Navy and was in the background during my service in submarines but despite apparently crossing paths I do not recall seeing her in any of her guises. She had a reputation amongst electrical and engine room ratings because of her need for a companion charging submarine throughout her long service.
Trials with HM Submarine SeraphRead
In 1944 the Royal Navy succeeded in modifying one of its conventional submarines, Seraph, to match the performance of the radically new Type XXI fast boats that intelligence showed Germany was developing.1 If the enemy had succeeded in getting the Typ XXI to sea in large numbers, they would have revolutionised submarine warfare, and severely tested Allied anti-submarine defences.
T Class ConversionRead
This is a summary of the key points in BR1965 the Hand Book (Electrical propulsion Equipment) for the T Conversion Class and the First of Class Trials of the first conversion, HMS Taciturn
USN Guppy Submarine Conversions 1947-1954Read
The Quest For Higher Submerged Speed & Greater Underwater Propulsion Power
A fresh look at the Five Streamlined T Class submarines of the early 1950sRead
In 1950 FOS/M received approval to commence work on streamlining older riveted boats early in 1951. The first boat, HMS Tireless was taken in hand in at the end of 1951 and apparently completed in 1952 ready for trials. Followed by the Token, Tapir, Talent and Teredo.
Some Aspects of Modernising T Class SubmarinesRead
In May 1947, consideration was given to converting existing T Class or Amphion Class submarines to high underwater speed
The Silent DeepRead
A personal commentary by Peter D Hulme on the book 'The Silent Deep' written by Peter Hennesy and James Jinks . Confined mainly to the period before nuclear submarines came into service in the Royal Navy.
Submarine Camouflage SchemesRead
During WWII, the standard camouflage scheme for British Submarines operating in the Mediterranean was light and dark green and some were even painted pink. Submarines operating in the Gulf waters have displayed a khaki colour.
Navy planned Midget Submarine to plant Atomic Bombs in RussiaRead
The Royal Navy planned to build midget submarines capable of planting a nuclear weapon inside Russian harbours, documents newly released at the Public record Office have revealed. Designs were drawn up for the so-called X-craft, which was a development on similar devices that had been used in the 1939-1945 War on missions, including the crippling of the German battleship, Tirpitz.
Upholder/Victoria Class PropulsionRead
Electrical Propulsion of the RCN Victoria Class Diesel-Electric Submarine

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