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Wartime Modifications

American submarines underwent a number of modifications during the Second World War. These included changes to the gun armament, detection gear, electronics suites, and even the exterior appearance of the boats themselves. Pre-war Gatos and other classes, like the U.S.S. Salmon (pictured), started out with large, well-sheltered (for a submarine) conning tower fairwaters, with an …

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Underwater Submarine Control Dynamics | How do Submarines Work?

A surface vessel, including a surfaced submarine, moves from point to point in two dimensions. It can travel forward or backward, or move laterally, but it must always remain on the single plane of the ocean’s surface. A submerged submarine, however, like an airplane, travels in three dimensions. In addition to the forward/reverse/lateral movement of …

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