In terms of human history, it could be argued that the submarine is one of the most fascinating inventions we’ve thought up as a species. And while these massive structures have become essential for naval warfare, they also have utility in exploring the deep vastness of our world’s oceans.
This video explores just a few of the most terrifying discoveries made by submarines.
The first recorded use of a submarine dates back hundreds of years ago with the invention of the Turtle by American inventor David Bushnell during the American Revolutionary War.
It was an incredibly primitive submersible that was used in an unsuccessful attempt to sink HMS Eagle, a British warship. Fast forward to when French engineer Julius Ludwig Philipp von Parseval successfully launched his own version of a submarine called the Parseval-Sigsfeld Drache (P-SD).
This revolutionary vessel featured airtight compartments and electric motors which allowed it to travel up to four knots submerged – something unheard of before that time.
The advancements made over the centuries since then have revolutionized our understanding and use of submarines today. Modern submarines are equipped with powerful engines, advanced sonar systems, sophisticated navigation equipment, and even nuclear propulsion systems which allow them to reach depths and speeds previously thought impossible.
Additionally, they can be armed with torpedoes or missiles for weapons purposes making them even more versatile than ever before.
Submarines provide many benefits for navies around world including increased stealth capabilities allowing them evade detection from radar systems, their ability to remain submerged for long periods reducing risk exposure, plus they can operate autonomously using computer programs for navigational tasks all while providing valuable intelligence gathering information on enemy ships or potential threats in hostile waters.
Furthermore, these vessels play an important role in research missions by conducting deep sea explorations without risking crew safety on dangerous dives into uncharted territories below the ocean’s surface – something traditional surface vessels would not be able to do safely due to pressure changes at extreme depths exceeding 1000 meters below sea level.