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Submarines!

Beginning in ancient times, humans sought to operate under the water. The legendary origins of the submarine stretch back to 332 BC with a tale about Alexander the Great being lowered into the sea in a glass barrel to study fish. The submarine concept was thereafter consigned to the backwaters of history for some 1,800 years. This collection presents various submarines: from small and simple to nuclear-powered underwater behemoths.
Aerial port beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS MEMPHIS (SSN-691) underway
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Drawing of Submarine Explorer

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of Submarine Telescope

Utility Patent Drawings

Sinking of the Lusitania

Local Accession Number: 2172..Description: Front page story of the Lusitania being torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat...Photographer: Unknown..Source: New York Times..Size: 8x10..Medium: Print, Black and Whi... more

Nordenfelt submarine slip at Ekenberg.

Nordenfelts ubåt på slip vid Ekenberg.

[Submarine boat Holland]

Torpedoing ship.

Submarine from "The Book of the Ocean ... Illustrated"

This image has been taken from scan 000168 from "The Book of the Ocean ... Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr... more

Drawing for a Submarine Boat

This is the printed patent drawing for a submarine boat invented by John P. Holland. Patent Case Files

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

This image is of one of a Plunger Class U.S. Submarines. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

This image is of one of a Plunger Class U.S. Submarines. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

The Lake submarine

Side view with bow to right and crew members on top.

Submarine, 10/14/12

Photo probably shows the USS-E1 (SS-24) submarine at the naval review held in the Hudson River, near New York City, before President William Howard Taft and Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer. (Source: F... more

Submarine "U-7" at full speed

Photograph shows the German U-7 submarine which served in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Submarine "U-10" at full speed

Photograph shows the German U-10 submarine which served in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

United States K6 Submarine on the Cape Cod Canal

Original caption: Nov 16-1914 Submarine K6 Cape Cod Canal. Construction Project Photographs

Mudros, Lemnos - "Jaureguibery" & French submarines

Photograph shows the Jauréguiberry, a pre-dreadnought battleship of the French Navy at Mudros (Moudros) on the island of Lemnos, Greece during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Submarine, American

Photograph shows the USS K-2 (SS-33) in "zebra camoflage" off Pensacola, Florida on 12 April 1916. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015 and NavSource Archive, 2015)

DEUTSCHLAND. BREMEN. GERMAN SUBMARINE. THE CREW

Photo shows the crew at McLeon Pier, Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland, on July 10, 1916 (Source: D. Messimer, 2013)

Stern view of American submarines in Gatun Lock

Photograph shows submarines in the Gatun Lock of the Panama Canal, after it had been drained. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

So hilft dein Geld dir kämpfen! In U-Boote verwandelt ... zeichne Kriegsanleihe! / Bernhard.

Poster shows the ghost of a sailor with his arm around a soldier. He is pointing to a sinking submarine. Text encourages people to subscribe to the war loan.

The conning tower of a submarine

German Military Activities and Personnel

Placing torpedoes in the tubes aboard a submarine

German Military Activities and Personnel

Submarine warfare. Submarine on the high seas. April 1917

German Military Activities and Personnel

One of the notorious U-boats stranded on the south coast of England after surrender

Crowds, some in rowboats, gather around beached submarine while others congregrate on the submarine's deck.

Kurz vor der Landung (Die U-Boote laufen ein)

RAFA-3309 U71_0143..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mo... ( http://arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mode=0 )... more

Die U-Boote laufen ein

Bildet sannsynligvis tatt 15. juli 1942 i Narvik. Fjellet "Sovende dronning" og Ankenes i bakgrunnen. RAFA-3309 U71_0141..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db... more

Die Mannschaft ist an Deck angetreten (Die U-Boote laufen ein)

RAFA-3309 U71_0142..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mo... ( http://arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mode=0 )... more

Kurz vor der Landung (Die U-Boote laufen ein)

RAFA-3309 U71_0143..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mo... ( http://arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mode=0 )... more

Die Mannschaft ist an Deck angetreten (Die U-Boote laufen ein)

RAFA-3309 U71_0142..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mo... ( http://arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mode=0 )... more

Die U-Boote laufen ein

Bildet sannsynligvis tatt 15. juli 1942 i Narvik. Fjellet "Sovende dronning" og Ankenes i bakgrunnen. RAFA-3309 U71_0141..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db... more

Die U-Boote laufen ein

RAFA-3309 U71_0140..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mo... ( http://arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mode=0 )... more

Photograph of Captured Japanese Two-Man Submarine at Bellows Field after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

Original caption: Captured Japanese two-man submarine at Bellows Field, T.H. after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7 1941. General Photographic File of the Department of Navy

Photograph of Japanese Two-Man Submarine Beached on Island of Oahu during Action with U.S. Forces

Original caption: Japanese two-man submarine beached on Island of Oahu during action with U.S. forces, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. General Photographic File of the Department of Navy

Children inspecting a Japanese midget submarine, 1942

ID Number: P00455.005 .Melbourne, Vic. . .School children and service personnel inspect the mid-section of a Japanese midget submarine on display in the exhibition gardens. This submarine took part in the un... more

Photograph of a Man Working on the Hull of Submarine

This is a photograph of a man working on the hull of a submarine at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Connecticut. General Photographic File of the Department of Navy

Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Tom C. Clark at the Submarine Launch

Original caption: Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, sponsor, and Mrs. Tom C. Clark, matron of honor for USS Tench, launched at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. July 7, 1944. Correspondence Concerning Ships

[Pocket Submarine]

[Pocket Submarine] - [PAR-5296 through PAR-5297]

[Pocket Submarine]

[Pocket Submarine] - [PAR-5296 through PAR-5297]

A Group of Yale University Naval Cadets Tour a Submarine Base

Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit Histories

Submarine Overview at Philadelphia Navy Yard on Family Day

This photograph shows the Family Day event held on May 19, 1956 for the employees of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and their families. This is an overview shot of the families lined up to tour the docked submarine... more

A starboard bow view of the research submarine USS DOLPHIN (AGSS-555) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Smith Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard beam view of a Soviet Foxtrot-class submarine underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Crew members stand watch on the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the bow sonar dome of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated port view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS THOMAS JEFFERSON (SSBN 618) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 A. Legare Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files