By Richard Humble
Step within an international struggle submarine and realize for your self what it used to be prefer to dwell and paintings underneath the sea waves. really good cutaway illustrations offer a bright and intimate perception into each point of submarine life.
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D. 'Alfa' (267 feet). (285 feet). (560 feet). G. 'Typhoon' (563 feet). E. Valiant F. 'Ohio' 42 MODERN SUBMARINES Nearly 50 years after the end of World War II, the diesel-electric submarine is still in widespread service around the world. But it took the coming of nuclear power in the 1950's to bring in the age of the true submarine: not only faster below the surface than on it, but freed of the necessity to surface in order to recharge the battery of its underwater power source. In 1946, the American Fleet Admiral Nimitz made a remarkable prediction.
E Exhaust E Exhaust 1 2 . F. gas. gas. Hinged extending tube. 2U U Snorkel head A Diesel and battery 1. In full voice, the 2 1,250 bhp (brake horsepower) Vickers diesels in the engine room of a T' class submarine. This was the biggest and most powerful British type built during World War II. The tremendous volume of air sucked in by the diesels helped ventilate the entire submarine. When oxygen level was low after a the the air of could be long dive, it difficult to coax the diesels to start until enough found fresh air its way had into the intakes.
BATTLE THE ATLANTIC U-BOAT ATTACK 'Stragglers', merchant Whenever possible, the ships straying from the submarine captain did main body of their convoy, were easy meat his best to help survivors for Cl-boats. This (J-boat sometimes giving their position and course to get has sunk one straggler and is attacking another away in their boats, the nearest land. The U-boat war was especially brutal because no submarine had the space to take prisoners on board. Captains put the safety of their own ship and crew above that of torpedoed survivors.