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Two Officers Die, Seven Sailors Injured in Fire on Indian Submarine Sindhuratna

Two Indian naval officers, Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal and Lieutenant Manoranjan Kumar, died in a fire on the submarine INS Sindhuratna.  Seven sailors were evacuated suffering from smoke inhalation. The fire broke out around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai early … Continue reading

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Twice Forgotten: Story of the WWII Submarine R-12

An interesting Kickstarter fundraiser to complete the documentary “Twice Forgotten: Heroes of the R12 Submarine,” about the WWII submarine USS R-12, which sank off the coast of Key West, Florida on June 12, 1943 with the loss of 40 American sailors and 2 Brazilian officers. … Continue reading

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Trident Nuclear Sub HMS Vigilant “Stuck in the USA for Christmas”

The nuclear submarine HMS Vigilant will apparently be spending the holiday season in the USA after damaging a rudder when test-firing a Trident missile in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida on October 23.   The sub is reported to … Continue reading

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Loss of HMS Affray – Sixty Years Ago Today

Sixty years ago today, the  Royal Navy submarine HMS Affray sailed on a simulated war mission called “Exercise Spring Train” and never returned.   Despite an extensive search by 24 ships from four nations, the sunken submarine was not found until June 14, 1951. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, U.S. Submarine Force: 111 Today

One hundred and eleven years ago today the US Navy accepted  its first successful submarine, the USS Holland.  The previous November, in New York harbor, the Holland passed the Navy’s tests.  She ran for one mile underwater, surfaced, fired a torpedo then … Continue reading

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Tragedy on the HMS Astute: Update

Reports now indicate that Ryan Donovan, 22,  a sailor on HMS Astute, burst into the submarine control room and opened fire with an SA80 assault rifle yesterday, killing the ship’s weapons engineering officer, Lt. Cmdr. Ian Molyneux, 36, and wounding a second officer, Lieutenant Commander … Continue reading

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