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Submarines

Since its inception, the submarine has proven the ultimate threat to surface ships.

There are a total of 88 Submarines in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

1940
Ammiraglio Cagni
With coastline as long as that of Italy's, it behooved the nation to promote considerable naval firepower across the Mediter...

1939
Archimede (1939)
The Archimede was a diesel-electric powered attack submarine serving the Regia Marina of Italy during World War 2. She was bo...

1907
B-class (USA)
If the A-class of submarines were the beginnings of the submariner program for the United States Navy then the B-class could ...

1944

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...

2006
CNS General Carrera (SS-22)
The Chilean government entered into an agreement with France and Spain to produce for it two conventionally-powered attack su...

1863
CSS H.L. Hunley
The CSS H. L. Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship while submerged, this occurring on February 17t...

1933
FS Rubis (1933)
During the latter half of the 1920s, the French Navy placed its mine-laying duties in the hands of the six-strong Saphir-clas...

1984

1934
FS Surcouf (N N 3)
Surcouf (N N 3) was a mammoth French-built attack submarine developed and built during the interwar years between World War 1...

1942
HIJMS RO-100 (Kaisho / Type KS)
Development and production of the RO-100 series (sometimes referred to as "Kaisho" or "small" or simply Type "KS") of Japanes...

1996
HMAS Collins (SSG-73)
When compared to the leading naval powers in the world today, it is easy to overlook Australia's undersea commitment which c...

1969

2004

2000
HMCS Victoria (SSK-876)
The Upholder-class were the last class of diesel boats built for the Royal Navy for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they were c...

2022
HMS Agamemnon (S124)
HMS Agamemnon (S124) is the sixth vessel born from the Astute-class of nuclear-powered submarines serving the modern British ...

1971
HMS Conqueror (S48)
HMS Conqueror nicknamed the "Conks" was a Churchill-class nuclear-powered fleet submarine that served in the Royal Navy from ...

1932
HMS Thames (N71)
HMS Thames led the new Thames-class (also "River-class") of attack submarines appearing during the early part of the 1930s fo...

1940
HMS Upholder (P37)
Ordered in 1936 HMS Upholder (P37) was the seventh U-class submarine built by the Vickers Armstrong company for the Royal Nav...

1994
HMS Vanguard (S28)
HMS Vanguard (S28) is similar in operational scope to the nuclear-powered, missile-laden American Ohio-class breed of boats. ...

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...

1993
HNLMS Dolfijn (S808)
The HNLMS Dolfijn (S808) ("Dolphin") is a Walrus-class, diesel-electric attack submarine currently (2013) in service with the...

1945
IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)
As the Allied noose tightened evermore so around the Japanese mainland by the midway point of the war in the Pacific, there w...

1940
IJN I-15
The most numerous of all the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarine classes was the B1-Type, nicknamed the "I-15...

1945
IJN I-201
Amidst mounting losses to Allied warships and attack aircraft across the Pacific, the Japanese Navy was forced to enact as em...

1941
IJN I-21
As an island nation, much of Japan's immediate success heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) lay in her naval power projection...

1945
IJN I-351
During 1943 to 1945 - what would become the latter half of World War (1939-1945) - the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) put effor...

1944
IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
At the time of their completion, the I-400 class of submarines serving the Imperial Japanese Navy were the largest submarines...

1944
IJN I-58
The last Japanese submarine built in the B-3 type series family became the I-58. She was laid down on December 26th, 1942, la...

1937
IJN I-7 (J3 Type)
When launched on July 3rd, 1935, IJN I-7 and her sister-ship, IJN I-8 ,represented the largest submarines ever put to sea by ...

1960

1998

1994
K-141 Kursk
In the 1980's the East and West had been in a high-tech duel. While America built up her military forces, the Communist Sovie...

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...

1917

2009

2009
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman is a conventionally-powered attack submarine currently in active service with the Royal Malaysian Navy....

1982
Kilo (Project 877 Paltus)
The Kilo-class submarine was laid down by the Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering and officially commissioned in Apr...

1997
Le Triomphant (S616)
The Le Triomphant (S616) (translating to "The Triumphant") is a modern French Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarine develo...

1939
Maiale (Pig)
In 1935, it had become painfully obvious to Italian authorities that the Italian Navy maintained a weak position in the Medit...

2010
NRP Arpao (S161)
NRP Arpao (S161) is an active diesel-electric attack submarine of the modern Portuguese Navy. Her keel was laid down in 2005 ...

2005

1981
RFS Dmitri Donskoi (TK-208) / (Typhoon / Akula)
By the time of the 1970s, the West was firmly entrenched in a "Cold War" with the Soviet Union to the east. The Soviet Union ...

2015

2016

1952

1917
SM U-106
Much is made about the German U-Boat scourge of World War 2 but the fleet was no less dangerous in its cause during World War...

1910
SM U-9
World War 1 allowed the "submarine" - essentially an undersea warship - to become as deadly a new weapon as the biplane and t...

1999

1974
Type 091 (Han)
The Han was the first nuclear-powered submarine designed and built by the People's Liberation Army - Navy (PLAN) of China. T...

1987
Type 092 (Daqingyu)
One oft-overlooked facet of the Chinese military is its underwater force consisting of a variety of attack submarines. China,...

2008
Type 094
...

2005
Type 212A
Germany today is ranked ninth in the world in terms of defense spending though with a much more moderate budget as compared w...

1936
Type I U-Boat
Prior to the more advanced classes of German U-boats to see service in World War 2 (1939-1945), the German government funded ...

1938
Type IX U-Boat
The German Kriegsmarine paid a heavy price for their actions in World War 2, with most of her Type IX class being lost to the...

1936
Type VII U-Boat
Type VII u-boats made up a large part of the u-boat fighting force in the Atlantic. This class of fighting ship helped the Ge...

1944
Type XXI U-Boat
The Type XXI series of German U-boats were a revolutionary design of fighting boats brought about in 1944. Their type was des...

1944
Type XXIII U-Boat
The Kriegsmarine Type XXIII were developed as smallish coastal submarines to operate in the shallow waters between England an...

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...

1936
U-boat U-25 (Type IA)
Following World War 1 (1914-1918), the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 developed the Treaty of Versailles to formally restrict...

1941
U-boat U-505 (Type IXC)
U-505 served the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) during World War 2. She is infamously remembered for one of her captains committi...

1943

1971

1943
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
The USS Bowfin earned herself a grand reputation for her sea-going prowess in the Second World War. The vessel accounted for ...

1961
USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) (SSN-608)
The USS Ethan Allen represented the lead ship of her five-strong Ethan Allen-class ballistic missile submarines during the Co...

1941
USS Gato (SS-212)
The USS Gato (SS-212) was the lead ship of the large Gato-class submarine fleet which numbered 77 boats and, along with the B...

1959

1958
USS Growler (SSG-577)
USS Growler (SSG-577), a submarine powered by conventional diesel engines, carried nuclear cruise missiles and was built and ...

1942
USS Grunion (SS-216)
The USS Grunion (SS 216) is best known for her mysterious dissappearance. Until recently, little was known of the last wherea...

1900
USS Holland (SS-1)
Born as the Holland VI / USS Holland (SS-1), this early compact attack submarine was essentially the formal birth of the Unit...

1963

1943
USS Ling (SS-297)
The Ling (SS-297) is a late model Balao-class and was the result of an improved Gato-class submarine of which 77 were produce...

1944

1976
USS Los Angeles (SSN-688)
The nuclear-powered USS Los Angeles (SSN-668) attack submarine represented the lead ship of the largest group of vessels cons...

1990
USS Miami (SSN-755)
The USS Miami was part of the powerful Los Angeles-class of attack boats appearing in 1976 and onwards, the class numbering a...

1955
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
The USS Nautilus was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to complete a submerged voy...

1981
USS Ohio (SSGN-726 / SSBN-726)
The Soviet Union and the West were involved in a high stakes game of cat and mouse throughout the Cold War decades. For every...

1962

1944
USS Piranha (SS-389)
Key to victory in the Pacific Theater during World War 2 was control of the vital waterways between the various islands makin...

1935
USS Porpoise (SS-172)
USS Porpoise (SS-172) led her 10-strong class prior to and during World War 2 (1939-1945). The boat was a conventional diesel...

1960
USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a United States nuclear submarine of the "Skipjack" Class. Scorpion was made by the Electric Boa...

1997
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
The USS Seawolf was designed and developed during the Cold War though by the time she was made available, the Cold War was al...

1967

1961

1959

1960
USS Tullibee (SSN-597)
USS Tullibee (SSN-597), then a "state-of-the-art" construction of the early 1960s, and was the smallest nuclear-powered attac...

2004
USS Virginia (SSN-774)
The USS Virginia (SSN-774) is a modern, nuclear-powered attack submarine in service with the United States Navy. The vessel i...

2013
Yuri Dolgoruky (K-535)
For 2013, the Russian Navy is continuing its programs that will see all-new nuclear-attack submarines, missile-minded frigate...
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