U-118, a World War One Submarine Washed Ashore on the Beach at Hastings, England

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When the people of the town of Hastings awoke one morning to see one of the Kaiser’s U-boats on their beach, it caused some shock. Thousands of visitors flocked to see the beached submarine. The Admiralty allowed the town clerk to charge a fee for people to climb on the deck. Two members of the coastguard were tasked with showing important visitors around inside the submarine. Continue reading »

Travel Company Launches Mile-Low Club with Romantic Submarine Voyage


U.K.-based Oliver’s Travels recently announced the latest in aquatic luxury, launched just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This romantic submarine package, using speciality adapted submarines aptly named Lovers Deep, will send couples into secluded isolation below the sea and caters to every romantic whim, according to The Daily Mail.

Passengers can enjoy stunning marine views while cuddling down below, and they can feast on a unique, aphrodisiac tasting menu with dishes like oysters, caviar and a chocolate fondant with essence of pomegranate. There is even a petal-scattering service and a champagne breakfast in bed. Continue reading »

The Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ Unseen Pictures

A gallery of over 150 previously unseen Beatles photographs are set to go under the hammer at auction. It is believed the pictures were taken somewhere between late 1967 and early 1968 on a visit to the studio where animations for the Yellow Submarine film were made. The collection contains around 150 images and will go on sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport – they are expected to fetch over £40,000. Continue reading »

Submarine Comes out of Nowhere in Milan, Italy

The people of Milan awoke to find something a little strange yesterday morning.

Just off of Via dei Mercanti, near the heart of the old city, a submarine had apparently pushed its way through the paving stones and damaged a nearby car. The road’s shattered surface lay piled up around, with baffled firefighters looking on. Meanwhile, sailors clambered down from the lost submarine’s tower to meet emergency crews at the scene.

In case you haven’t guessed already, it was, of course, an ambitious publicity stunt. Workers for Europ Assistance IT, an insurance group based in Italy, had come to the street early in the morning to construct the fake submarine.

The installation was erected to promote the firm’s ‘Protect Your Life‘ campaign. Continue reading »

Chinese Inventor Tests Miniature Submarine

A worker polishes the surface of an unfinished miniature submarine at a workshop of Zhang Wuyi, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, in Qingling village, on the outskirts of Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province. Zhang has successfully tested his self-made miniature submarine “Shuguang Hao”, which is 12 feet long, 6 feet high, has a maximum diving depth of 65 feet, can travel at a speed of 20 km per hour for 10 hours underwater and is shaped as a dolphin. “I hope to sell my submarine as a civil product with the price of about 100,000 yuan ($15,670) after safety tests, and a merchant has decided to order one in this month”, Zhang said. (Jason Lee / Reuters) Continue reading »

Inside the Secret Colombian Drug Submarine

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A narco submarine is a type of custom-made ocean-going self-propelled semi-submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs. They are especially known to be used by Colombian drug cartel members to export cocaine from Colombia to Mexico, which is often then transported overland to the United States.

In photographs of “Popular Mechanics” magazine. Continue reading »