Military Factory

Submarines of the World

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

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





There are a total of (111) Submarines of the World in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2013
Alexander Nevsky (K-550)
The Alexander Nevsky (K-550) is a relatively new ballistic missile submarine commissioned by the Rus... [Read More]
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1940
Ammiraglio Cagni
With coastline as long as that of Italy's, it behooved the nation to promote considerable naval fir... [Read More]
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1939
Archimede (1939)
The Archimede was a diesel-electric powered attack submarine serving the Regia Marina of Italy durin... [Read More]
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1907
B-class (USA)
If the A-class of submarines were the beginnings of the submariner program for the United States Nav... [Read More]
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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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2017
BNS Riachuelo (S40)
BNS Riachuelo (S40) is the lead ship of the emerging four-strong class of diesel-electric attack sub... [Read More]
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2006
BNS Tikuna (S34)
Modern Brazilian naval capabilities has been slowly progressing with each passing decade and this is... [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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1999
CNS Type 039 (Song)
When introduced for active service in June of 1999 with the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Type ... [Read More]
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1974
CNS Type 091 (Han)
The Han was the first nuclear-powered submarine designed and built by the People's Liberation Army -... [Read More]
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1987
CNS Type 092 (Daqingyu)
One oft-overlooked facet of the Chinese military is its underwater force consisting of a variety of ... [Read More]
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2010
CNS Type 094 (Jin)
Beginning in 2010, the Type 094 ballistic missile submarine succeeded the Type 092 Xia-class in serv... [Read More]
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2006
CS General Carrera (SS22)
The Chilean government entered into an agreement with France and Spain to produce for it two convent... [Read More]
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2005
CS O'Higgins (SS23)
CS O'Higgins (SS23) is one of two Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarines fielded by the na... [Read More]
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1863
CSS H.L. Hunley
The CSS H. L. Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship while submerged, this ... [Read More]
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1972
Delta I (Project 667B Murena)
The Soviet Navy expanded considerably following the close of World War 2 (1939-1945), evolving from ... [Read More]
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1976
Delta II (Project 667BD Murena-M)
The four Delta II (Project 667BD Murena-M) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines followed the... [Read More]
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1912
E-class (Series)
When Britain committed to World War 1 in 1914, the E-class submarine formed the primary underwater f... [Read More]
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1933
FS Rubis (1933)
During the latter half of the 1920s, the French Navy placed its mine-laying duties in the hands of t... [Read More]
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1984
FS Saphir (S602)
The Rubis-class of nuclear-powered attack submarines for the French Navy was originally envisioned a... [Read More]
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1934
FS Surcouf (N N 3)
Surcouf (N N 3) was a mammoth French-built attack submarine developed and built during the interwar ... [Read More]
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1942
HIJMS RO-100 (Kaisho / Type KS)
Development and production of the RO-100 series (sometimes referred to as "Kaisho" or "small" or sim... [Read More]
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1996
HMAS Collins (SSG-73)
When compared to the leading naval powers in the world today, it is easy to overlook Australia's und... [Read More]
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1969
HMAS Onslow (SS60 / SSG60)
Australia's first submarine was HMAS AE1 commissioned in 1914 just prior to World War 1 (1914-1918).... [Read More]
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2004
HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK-879)
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2000
HMCS Victoria (SSK-876)
The Upholder-class were the last class of diesel boats built for the Royal Navy for a couple of reas... [Read More]
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2022
HMS Agamemnon (S124)
HMS Agamemnon (S124) is the sixth vessel born from the Astute-class of nuclear-powered submarines se... [Read More]
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1971
HMS Conqueror (S48)
HMS Conqueror nicknamed the "Conks" was a Churchill-class nuclear-powered fleet submarine that serve... [Read More]
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1932
HMS Thames (N71)
HMS Thames led the new Thames-class (also "River-class") of attack submarines appearing during the e... [Read More]
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1940
HMS Upholder (P37)
Ordered in 1936 HMS Upholder (P37) was the seventh U-class submarine built by the Vickers Armstrong ... [Read More]
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1994
HMS Vanguard (S28)
HMS Vanguard (S28) is similar in operational scope to the nuclear-powered, missile-laden American Oh... [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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1993
HNLMS Dolfijn (S808)
The HNLMS Dolfijn (S808) ("Dolphin") is a Walrus-class, diesel-electric attack submarine currently (... [Read More]
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1945
IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)
As the Allied noose tightened evermore so around the Japanese mainland by the midway point of the wa... [Read More]
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1940
IJN I-15
The most numerous of all the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarine classes was the B1-... [Read More]
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1945
IJN I-201
Amidst mounting losses to Allied warships and attack aircraft across the Pacific, the Japanese Navy ... [Read More]
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1941
IJN I-21
As an island nation, much of Japan's immediate success heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) lay in h... [Read More]
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1945
IJN I-351
During 1943 to 1945 - what would become the latter half of World War (1939-1945) - the Imperial Japa... [Read More]
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1944
IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
At the time of their completion, the I-400 class of submarines serving the Imperial Japanese Navy we... [Read More]
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1944
IJN I-58
The last Japanese submarine built in the B-3 type series family became the I-58. She was laid down o... [Read More]
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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 subma... [Read More]
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2015
INS Arihant (S-73)
With a burgeoning military-industrial complex all its own, the nation of India has undertaken a myri... [Read More]
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1960
JDS Oyashio (SS-511)
The Japanese Navy was stripped of much of its war-making capability following the close of World War... [Read More]
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1998
JDS Oyashio (SS-590)
As an island nation, it behooves Japanese authorities to provide its people with a powerful naval fi... [Read More]
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2009
JDS Soryu (SS-501)
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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 fo... [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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1917
K-class (Series)
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2009
KD Tun Abdul Razak
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2009
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman is a conventionally-powered attack submarine currently in active service with ... [Read More]
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1982
Kilo (Project 877 Paltus)
The Kilo-class submarine was laid down by the Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering and offic... [Read More]
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1997
Le Triomphant (S616)
The Le Triomphant (S616) (translating to "The Triumphant") is a modern French Navy nuclear ballistic... [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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2010
NRP Arpao (S161)
NRP Arpao (S161) is an active-service diesel-electric attack submarine of the modern Portuguese Navy... [Read More]
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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 th... [Read More]
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2000
ROKS Lee Sunsin (SSK-068)
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2016
S-80 (Series)
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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 i... [Read More]
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1913
SM U-19
The German Navy undersea force was to play a major role in both World Wars but it was in the first g... [Read More]
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1917
SM U-20 (U-XX)
In 1915 Austro-Hungarian authorities ordered construction of four submarines based on an outdated, t... [Read More]
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1915
SM U-21
U-21 formed the third of the four-strong class of U-19 U-boats in service with the Imperial German N... [Read More]
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1917
SM U-21 (U-XXI)
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1910
SM U-9
World War 1 allowed the "submarine" - essentially an undersea warship - to become as deadly a new we... [Read More]
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2005
Type 212A
Germany today is ranked ninth in the world in terms of defense spending though with a much more mode... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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1938
Type IX U-Boat
The German Kriegsmarine paid a heavy price for their actions in World War 2, with most of her Type I... [Read More]
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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 fi... [Read More]
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1944
Type XXI U-Boat
The Type XXI series of German U-boats were a revolutionary design of fighting boats brought about in... [Read More]
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1944
Type XXIII U-Boat
The Kriegsmarine Type XXIII were developed as smallish coastal submarines to operate in the shallow ... [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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1936
U-boat U-25 (Type IA)
Following World War 1 (1914-1918), the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 developed the Treaty of Versai... [Read More]
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1941
U-boat U-505 (Type IXC)
U-505 served the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) during World War 2. She is infamously remembered for one... [Read More]
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1903
USS Adder (A-2 / SS-3)
Today the United States Navy fields the largest and most powerful naval force in recorded history ca... [Read More]
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1943
USS Balao (SS-285)
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1943
USS Bluefish (SS-222)
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1971
USS Bluefish (SSN-675)
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1943
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
The USS Bowfin earned herself a grand reputation for her sea-going prowess in the Second World War. ... [Read More]
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2011
USS California (SSN-781)
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1945
USS Clamagore (SS-343)
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1998
USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
Before the end of the Cold War came in 1991, the United States Navy moved forward with a plan to pro... [Read More]
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1941
USS Drum (SS-228)
When the United States entered into war with the Empire of Japan, it understood its undersea fightin... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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1941
USS Gato (SS-212)
The USS Gato (SS-212) was the lead ship of the large Gato-class submarine fleet which numbered 77 bo... [Read More]
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1959
USS George Washington (SSBN-598)
The Cold War became largely a tit-for-tat affair between the Soviet Union and the United States. For... [Read More]
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1967
USS Greenling (SSN-614)
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1958
USS Growler (SSG-577)
USS Growler (SSG-577), a submarine powered by conventional diesel engines, carried nuclear cruise mi... [Read More]
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1942
USS Grunion (SS-216)
The USS Grunion (SS 216) is best known for her mysterious dissappearance. Until recently, little was... [Read More]
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1900
USS Holland (SS-1)
Born as the Holland VI / USS Holland (SS-1), this early compact attack submarine was essentially the... [Read More]
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1918
USS L-5 (SS-44)
America's late entry into World War 1 (1914-1918) meant that many indigenously-designed and develope... [Read More]
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1963
USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)
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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... [Read More]
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1944
USS Lionfish (SS-298)
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1976
USS Los Angeles (SSN-688)
The nuclear-powered USS Los Angeles (SSN-668) attack submarine represented the lead ship of the larg... [Read More]
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1990
USS Miami (SSN-755)
The USS Miami was part of the powerful Los Angeles-class of attack boats appearing in 1976 and onwar... [Read More]
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1955
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
The USS Nautilus was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to... [Read More]
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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 Co... [Read More]
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1962
USS Permit (SSN-594)
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1944
USS Piranha (SS-389)
Key to victory in the Pacific Theater during World War 2 was control of the vital waterways between ... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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1938
USS Salmon (SS-182)
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1960
USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a United States nuclear submarine of the "Skipjack" Class. Scorpion was... [Read More]
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1997
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
The USS Seawolf was designed and developed during the Cold War though by the time she was made avail... [Read More]
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1967
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)
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1961
USS Thresher (SSN-593)
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1959
USS Triton (SSN-586)
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1960
USS Tullibee (SSN-597)
USS Tullibee (SSN-597), then a "state-of-the-art" construction of the early 1960s, and was the small... [Read More]
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2004
USS Virginia (SSN-774)
The USS Virginia (SSN-774) is a modern, nuclear-powered attack submarine in service with the United ... [Read More]
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1942
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
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2014
Vladimir Monomakh (K-551)
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1952
Whiskey (Project 613)
Interestingly the Soviet Union managed a greater submarine fleet than Germany did heading into World... [Read More]
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2013
Yuri Dolgoruky (K-535)
For 2013, the Russian Navy is continuing its programs that will see all-new nuclear-attack submarine... [Read More]
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