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Midget Submarines

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/23/2014

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

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There are a total of 7 Midget Submarines 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" submarine. These midget s...
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1775
Bushnell Turtle (1775)
The Turtle was the world's first submarine to ever be used in warfare. It was designed and built in Connecticut in 1775 by Da...
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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 the vital shipping lanes...
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1944
Kaiten
The Kaiten (meaning "Reverse Destiny" or "Change the World") was based on the Japanese Navy Type 93 torpedo and was a top sec...
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1939
Maiale (Pig)
In 1935, it had become painfully obvious to Italian authorities that the Italian Navy maintained a weak position in the Medit...
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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 Demolition Team) / SEAL (SEa, ...
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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 a "midget" submarine. Mi...
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