Tahira Roberts 01-14-2013 World History Submarines . Submarine . A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. The term submarine most commonly refers to a large crewed autonomous vessel. .
A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. The term submarine most commonly refers to a large crewed autonomous vessel.
Cornelius Drebbel developed submarines.
Submarines were developed to destroy enemy ships in wars.
The submarines were invented in 1864.
The German navy used the submarines during world war 1.
As with any other warship, submarines were used to attack the ships and other military targets of the enemy. However, submarines had the advantage of stealth and could often avoid detection until they attacked.
Submarines are deadly because they sink 3 British ships in less that 22hours. This caused allies very serious problems and scored incredible victories while suffering their own losses as well.
It took World War I to prove the worth of submarines. Prior to that time, submarines played only a small role in the plans of fleet commanders, serving primarily only as coastal defense units.