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Two hundred Years of History of SubmarinesCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Aerial port beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS MEMPHIS (SSN-691) underway
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.
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[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") for the United States government. Submarine vessel, longitudinal section]

[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") fo...

Inscribed: Plate the first ; half an inch to a foot ; Robt. Fulton 1806.

[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") for the United States government. Water chambers, valves, water passages]

[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") fo...

Title devised by Library staff. Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, 2004.

[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") for the United States government. Vessel under sail and anchored]

[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") fo...

"Plate the seventh." Signed and dated "Robert Fulton 1806."

Drawing of Submarine Explorer

Drawing of Submarine Explorer

Restored Patent Drawings

Submarine Infernal machine intended to destroy the "Minnesota"

Submarine Infernal machine intended to destroy the "Minnesota"

A submarine and a sailing ship. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 253 (1861 Nov. 2), p. 701.

Drawing of Submarine Telescope

Drawing of Submarine Telescope

Utility Patent Drawings

Nordenfelt submarine slip at Ekenberg.

Nordenfelt submarine slip at Ekenberg.

Nordenfelts ubåt på slip vid Ekenberg.

Patent Drawing for J. H. L. Tuck's Submarine Vessel
[Submarine boat Holland]

[Submarine boat Holland]

Torpedoing ship. Copyrighted by Koerner & Hayes. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Spanish American War Naval operations; A/P/P Index; Shelf.

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

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

Submarine boat, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Submarine boat, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Stereo copyrighted by Strohmeyer & Wyman. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; Submarines US; Navy-yards...; NY NYC Navy yard; US Hist. War of 1898; Shelf.

Men inside submarine
John R. Hunter at submarine Co. Yard
Narwhal-U.S. Navy Submarine
Drawing for a Submarine Boat

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. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1902?: going aboard the [training] submarine

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1902?: going aboard the [training] ...

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection. Caption card tracings: Shelf. Maryland.

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

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

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

[Submarine Plunger partially submerged, with four members of crew standing on top, at close range, Oyster Bay; yachts and sailboat in background]
U.S. submarine
The Lake submarine, George Grantham Bain Collection

The Lake submarine, George Grantham Bain Collection

Side view with bow to right and crew members on top. Photograph by Lake Torpedo Boat Company. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

U.S. Submarine
English submarine flotella at Plymouth
Submarine mine laying ship
U.S. Submarine
[HMS B6 submarine]
Launch of the U.S. Navy submarine Snapper, Fore River Works, June 6, 1909

Launch of the U.S. Navy submarine Snapper, Fore River Works, June 6, 1...

George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Torpedo Tubes, American Submarine
French Submarine KORRIGAN
U.S. Submarine diving wheel & depth gauges
U.S. Submarine -- amidships, looking forward
Inside of German Submarine
German submarine surrenders to U.S. Navy
Submarine, 10/14/12

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

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

Submarine "U-10" at full speed

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

[German submarine U20, on Danish coast, said to be the one that sank the LUSITANIA?]

[German submarine U20, on Danish coast, said to be the one that sank t...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: WWI Sub. warfare; Submarines; Ships LUSITANIA.

United States K6 Submarine on the Cape Cod Canal

United States K6 Submarine on the Cape Cod Canal

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

K-2, U.S. SUBMARINE
Mudros, Lemnos - "Jaureguibery" & French submarines

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
The Detroit news timely topics.  Uncle Sam's largest submarine
Sinking of the Lusitania

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

Submarine, #40, the USS L-1 (SS-40)
[The U-36 (submarine) and its tender, the W-2, as sceen from the BATAVIER V, showing the captured steamers the way through the mine fields, during World War I]
DEUTSCHLAND. BREMEN. GERMAN SUBMARINE. THE CREW

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)

Submarine, American

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)

U-Boot-Aktion des Österreichischen Flottenvereines - Patrioten! - Kaufet das U-Boot-Abzeichen

U-Boot-Aktion des Österreichischen Flottenvereines - Patrioten! - Kauf...

Sammelt für ein Unterseeboot! - Abbildung eines U-Boots

Ceremonies - Ohio thru Wisconsin - Red Cross Parade, Harrisburg, PA. Pennsylvania Railroad float representing a submarine

Ceremonies - Ohio thru Wisconsin - Red Cross Parade, Harrisburg, PA. P...

Photographer: Harrisburg Chamber Commerce Ceremonies - Ohio thru Wisconsin

Rigged as a sailing-boat: a German submarine submerging, sails and all, to avoid a British seaplane's bomb
Submarine warfare. Submarine on the high seas. April 1917

Submarine warfare. Submarine on the high seas. April 1917

German Military Activities and Personnel

The conning tower of a submarine

The conning tower of a submarine

German Military Activities and Personnel

Colleges and Universities - Columbia University - Submarine Chaser Training School - Naval Engineers' Submarine Chaser Training School, Columbia University, New York.  View of instructing officers and engine used in teaching the engineers

Colleges and Universities - Columbia University - Submarine Chaser Tra...

Photographer: International Film Service Colleges and Universities - Columbia University - Submarine Chaser Training School

Placing torpedoes in the tubes aboard a submarine

Placing torpedoes in the tubes aboard a submarine

German Military Activities and Personnel

Stern view of American submarines in Gatun Lock

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)

Prince Henry of Prussia on a returning submarine in a home harbor. At Kiel, April 1917
Prince Henry of Prussia saying farewell to a submarine crew just about to depart. Near kiel, March 1917
So hilft dein Geld dir kämpfen! In U-Boote verwandelt ... zeichne Kriegsanleihe! / Bernhard.

So hilft dein Geld dir kämpfen! In U-Boote verwandelt ... zeichne Krie...

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. Forms part of: Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte und P... More

The end of the submarine: "the glare of an internal fire visible through the rents in her hull"

The end of the submarine: "the glare of an internal fire visible throu...

Halftone repro. of drawing by Charles Pears. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, v. 153, 1918 Dec. 14, p. 795. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Publ. Ind.;... More

Crew of submarine S-2
Submarine plane, [10/4/22]
S-50 Submarine
[S-50 Submarine]
[S-50 Submarine]
One of the notorious U-boats stranded on the south coast of England after surrender

One of the notorious U-boats stranded on the south coast of England af...

Crowds, some in rowboats, gather around beached submarine while others congregrate on the submarine's deck. J261144 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 19287.

Wilbur and House Naval Affairs inspect sub T-3 at Navy Yard, 12/30/25
Uncle Sam's largest submarine arrives at Washington Navy Yard. The fleet submarine V-4, largest, latest and only mine-laying submarine of the United States Navy, as she appeared after docking at the Navy Yard in the National Capital today. Lieut. Comd. W.M. Quigley is in command of this submarine
Lieut. Comdr. W.M. Quigley, who is in command of the V-4, the largest, latest and only mine-laying submarine of the United States Navy which docked at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., today
[Submarine USS Nautilus]
Sec. Wilbur and Cong. Committee Inspect Sub V-1 at Navy Yard, 12/3/24
Die U-Boote laufen ein

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_read/db/1... More

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

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 ) ..If yo... More

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

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 ) ..If yo... More

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

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 ) ..If yo... More

Die U-Boote laufen ein

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 ) ..If yo... More

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

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 ) ..If yo... More

Die U-Boote laufen ein

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_read/db/1... More

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

Photograph of Japanese Two-Man Submarine Beached on Island of Oahu dur...

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

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

Photograph of Captured Japanese Two-Man Submarine at Bellows Field aft...

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

Children inspecting a Japanese midget submarine, 1942

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

Captured Japanese submarine. A Japanese vest-pocket sub, captured from the Japs after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, is being utilized in a plan to sell war bonds and stamps in various communities throughout the States. The sub, which requires only a two-man crew, is shown here as it appeared in Vallejo, California. The purchase of a war stamp or bond entitles the buyer to a peek at the inside of the vessel. The sub is towed from place to place by trailer
Photograph of a Man Working on the Hull of Submarine

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

Captured Japanese submarine. A Japanese vest-pocket sub, captured from the Japs after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, is being utilized in a plan to sell war bonds and stamps in various communities throughout the States. The sub, which requires only a two-man crew, is shown here as it appeared in Vallejo, California. The purchase of a war stamp or bond entitles the buyer to a peek at the inside of the vessel
Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Tom C. Clark at the Submarine Launch

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]

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

[Pocket Submarine]

[Pocket Submarine]

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

A Group of Yale University Naval Cadets Tour a Submarine Base

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

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

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony
President John F. Kennedy Observes the Firing of a Polaris Missile by the Submarine Andrew Jackson aboard the USS Observation Island off the Coast of Florida
A starboard bow view of the research submarine USS DOLPHIN (AGSS-555) underway

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

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

A port view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ...

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

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

A port view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while the ...

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

An elevated port view of 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

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

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

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

A starboard view of the sail of a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine while...

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

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

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

An aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine ...

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

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Lafayette class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN 632) underway

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Lafayette class nuclear-powere...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth Litwiller Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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