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War Beneath the Waves

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Combat Ships: War Beneath the Waves

Full Episode | 42:00

Dive in as we track the history of the submarine, from the 1775 Turtle to the nuclear subs of today. Rare archival footage, visits to decommissioned subs, and interviews with crewmembers explain how these machines evolved into a vital weapon of war.

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It began with a barrel-shaped submersible that patrolled New York Harbor during the American Revolutionary War. Since then, the submarine has evolved into a vital weapon of war. Dive in as we track its history, from the 1775 Turtle to the 1879 Resurgam to the mighty German U-boats and nuclear subs of today. Rare archival footage, visits to surviving decommissioned subs, and interviews with crewmembers help explain how these machines became such a powerful symbol of naval supremacy.

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