Flashback in maritime history – World’s first submarine attack 6 Sept. 1776

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 7th Sept. 1776, during the Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare. Submarines were first built by Dutch inventor Cornelius van Drebel in the early 17th century, but it…

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Flashback in maritime history – Nautilus submarine travels under North Pole 3 Aug 1958 (Video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world’s first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. It then steamed on to Iceland, pioneering a new and shorter route…

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Flashback in maritime history – World’s first submarine attack 6 Sept. 1776

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the 7th Sept. 1776, during the Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare. Submarines were first built by Dutch inventor Cornelius van Drebel in the early 17th century, but it…

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Project Kalina: Russia’s Fifth-Generation Diesel-Electric Submarine

Russia is set to start construction of its new fifth-generation Kalina-class diesel-electric submarine in the “imminent future,” earlier than previously announced, according to Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov; here is what the new project is all about. The construction of new fifth-generation non-nuclear submarines dubbed Project Kalina, equipped with air-independent propulsion systems, will apparently begin earlier…

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Australian submarine tender narrows to Japanese and French bids, Germans lose ground

The competition for a A$50 billion ($34.55 billion) contract to build Australia’s next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France as a bid from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems loses ground over technical concerns, multiple sources said. Australia is expected to decide the winner of one of the world’s most lucrative defense contracts…

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