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Midget Submarines through Naval History

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/12/2016

The Midget Submarine has allowed navies to secretly assail targets out of reach of full-sized submarines and surface warships.





There are a total of (8) Midget Submarines through Naval History in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1944
Biber (Beaver)
All of the major naval powers of World War 2 (1939-1945) utilized some sort of submersible "midget" ... [Read More]
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1775
Bushnell Turtle
The Turtle was the world's first submarine to ever be used in warfare. It was designed and built in ... [Read More]
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1943
HMS X-class / X-craft (Series)
The British naval fleet had to keep their battleships and carriers near or in home waters to protect... [Read More]
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1944
Kaiten
The Kaiten (meaning "Reverse Destiny" or "Change the World") was based on the Japanese Navy Type 93 ... [Read More]
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1939
Maiale (Pig)
In 1935, it had become painfully obvious to Italian authorities that the Italian Navy maintained a w... [Read More]
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1943
Neger
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1975
SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Mk VIII
The SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) MK VIII was developed in 1975 by United States UDT (Underwater Demol... [Read More]
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1944
Type XXVII Seehund (Seal)
The Seehund (or "Seal") was the most successful of the several Nazi Kriegsmarine attempts to perfect... [Read More]
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