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  • The History of Submarines Essay

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    The History of Submarines Wouldn’t it be fun to ride a torpedo, or drive a nuclear reactor around underwater? In this research paper I am going to illustrate the ingenius submarine. The submarine is one of the most important strategic and tactical weapons systems of the 20th Century, and this importance will increase in the 21st Century. The tiny, leaking, creaking, and unsafe submarine boats of the 1890’s, displacing under two hundred tons and carrying a handful of men and a few torpedoes have

  • Personal Narrative : A Story?

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    Willow acted calm like it was no big deal we might go in a submarine but I could tell she was excited and eager. Willow’s dad finally finished talking to the lab workers. He walked over to us with a stern look on his face. He sighed like he was sad, and my heart dropped. Did they say no. He sighed again, “Well, they said,” then he smiled, “We can!” All three of us jumped for joy! We were going in a submarine! “You scared me for a second!” Willow told her dad. “Yeah, well we have to go now or we won’t

  • The Invention Of Submarines, 1890-1920's

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    Progressive Era, 1890 to 1920, there was an enormous amount of change that would forever change the history of the United States of America. Ten years into this era had brought the biggest military technological innovation which was the first submarine, USS Holland Submarine. This submarine was named after its designer, John P. Holland, who was an Irish immigrant who set the foundation to the modern submarines. However, designs of having underwater boats did not start up in the 1900’s but was thought of

  • Should Australia Use Nuclear Powered Submarines

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    first working submarine constructed in 1623 by Cornelius Drebbel (Harris 2015). Since then the complexity of submarine technology has greatly evolved, largely due to funding by various militaries across the world. The first two Australian Submarines were commissioned in 1914 and deployed during World War 1, with both submarines lost during the conflict (Australian Submarine Corporation n.d.). As of 2015 the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine fleet consists of 6 Collins class submarines, but arrangements

  • Submarines: The Vietnam War

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    member of the "submarine club". With the existing six submarines, Vietnam's ability to defend and control territorial waters has increased significantly. However, with the topographic features of the South China Sea, kilos can not work effectively in certain areas such as estuaries, bays or islands, this is necessary for the purpose of Vietnam's sea defense in the current geopolitical situation. So, sooner or later, the second submarine brigade, that is based on high mobility mini submarine that replenishing

  • USS Thigher Research Paper

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    The true story of the USS Thresher, a lead nuclear submarine, that was lost at sea, becoming the deadliest submarine disaster in history with the loss of 129 lives. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: It’s 1961 and the Navy celebrates the commission of the USS THRESHER, a US lead nuclear submarine. It’s designed to go faster, quieter, and deeper than any sub ever built. ADMIRAL HYMAN RICKOVER (60’s) designed the reactor that powers it. Family man, CHIEF DAVID MOORE (20’s), is selected to command the vessel. Joining

  • World War II Submarine Warfare and the United States Essay

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    In the thirty-eight years of the United States Naval Submarine Service no United States submarine had ever sunk an enemy vessel. With the ignition of the Second World War the poorly equipped and poorly trained Silent Service, nicknamed for the limited access of the media to the actions and achievements of the submarines, would be thrust into the position American submariners had longed for. The attack on Pearl Harbor left the United States Navy with few options for retribution. The three remaining

  • Civil War Weapons Technology

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    advancements, the main reason why it was so deadly was because of the newly introduced technology and weaponry. Some of the new technologies that came about during the Civil War were rifles, railroads, ironclad ships, and submarines. Each of the four devices had a unique history and were used significantly in specific battles, which in turn, affected

  • Crimson Tide Review of Leadership Roles

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    Crimson Tide Review Retta Salerno University of Phoenix March 11, 2013 Crimson Tide Review Leadership comprises of a leader and their followers, and their interactions, where the leader utilizes their influence on their followers. Clawson states, "Leadership is about managing energy, first in leaders and then in their followers" (Clawson, 2006). The influence that a leader has on their followers is power. A leader can express their power in various manners, in French and Raven’s (1959) Five Base

  • How Did Yamamatoto's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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    Pacific"(Pearl Harbor history net). Yamamatoto was the brains behind this operation. He studied in the United States so he knew Japan didn't have the power to defeat the United States with normal battles. Yamamatoto wanted a third wave of attack but the Japanese feared an attack at home. The fuel reserves enabled the remainder of the fleet to continue to operate, and failure to destroy the submarine base allowed submarines to play a major role in the Pacific War (Pearl Harbor history net). The Japanese