The High-Tech Toilet That Destroyed a Submarine
By World War II standards, the German Type VIIC submarine was an advanced hunter of the seas. But one unlucky vessel of its class, the U-1206, sank during its maiden combat voyage after its captain used its high-tech toilet improperly.  Yes, this really happened, and was an unexpected and tragic... Read more
China Has Begun Listening for American Submarines
Originally published on April 13, 2014. China has begin installing sensitive hydrophones on the floor of the China Seas in an effort to detect and track submarines belonging to the U.S. and its allies. Lyle Goldstein and Shannon Knight, both highly-respected naval analysts, described the new listening system as... Read more
You Have to Read This Lost Soviet Submarine Comic
Originally published on July 6, 2014. If you’re interested in military comics, this ’70s-era Soviet comic about life aboard a ballistic missile submarine is essential. Humor Northern Submarine Fleet is an outrageous comic. There’s patriotism, some remarkable illustrations—and also an acidly subversive presentation of Soviet naval life. The comic... Read more

Robert Beckhusen

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