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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Mar 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

What is your favorite submarine?

nvdoyle08 Mar 2018 6:36 p.m. PST


Rufus T Firefly08 Mar 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

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charared Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

Pre 1946-2006?

Fulton's "Nautilus".
CSA's "Hunley".
USA's (not USN's) "Alligator".
Holland's "USS Holland".


Beatles' "Yellow".

daler240D08 Mar 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

Nemo's Nautilus

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 6:49 p.m. PST


mwindsorfw08 Mar 2018 7:06 p.m. PST

Cavella – first one I saw.

Oberlindes Sol LIC08 Mar 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

I had a toy Seawolf submarine when I was boy. It had a working propeller (rubber band system) and ran under water. It was dark gray and light gray, with removable black hatches, periscopes, and deck gun.

I was saddened when, years later, I found out that the real Seawolf was sunk by friendly fire.

My favorite name for a submarine was Skipjack. I had a toy Skipjack, too, with two red, spring-loaded missiles of the "You'll put your eye out!" variety.

I also had a yellow Seaview from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. That was probably my favorite submarine.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 7:12 p.m. PST

Although a little past Bill's cut-off date, I have to choose SSN-782, USS Mississippi, named after my home state and the fifth US Navy ship to carry that name (even though the first was named after the river).


But Nemo's Nautilus and the Seaview carry some memories from earlier years.


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 7:13 p.m. PST

USS Gato class

TNE230008 Mar 2018 7:16 p.m. PST

the flying sub


skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

Skipjack-wanted it converted to a starship with a Dean Drive for STL and a Psionic Jump Drive.

N0tt0N08 Mar 2018 7:35 p.m. PST

Wet Nellie

Currently owned by Elon Musk who apparently was "disappointed to learn that it can't actually transform."

Ferd4523108 Mar 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

The one that resurfaces. H

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

Seaview for me.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 8:08 p.m. PST


Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

1. USS Batfish
2. USS Razorback

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 8:28 p.m. PST

688 class. Served on one before I went to Tridents.

dragon608 Mar 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

Dean Drive.

That's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.

Tommy2008 Mar 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

Disney's version of Nemo's Nautilus

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 8:40 p.m. PST

The one I'm not on.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Mar 2018 8:40 p.m. PST

Although a little past Bill's cut-off date…

No cut-off date grin

D A THB08 Mar 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

That yellow one.

TNE230008 Mar 2018 9:18 p.m. PST

the Sea Tiger


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 11:16 p.m. PST

Oooh, hard to choose!

TOHO duo:


Supersubmarine Alpha from Latitude Zero

And a Gerry Anderson duo:

Thunderbird 4

Skydiver from UFO

Cacique Caribe09 Mar 2018 12:51 a.m. PST

Yep. Nemo's Nautilus.


JimSelzer09 Mar 2018 2:36 a.m. PST


Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 2:41 a.m. PST


Aquahog09 Mar 2018 3:10 a.m. PST

HSwMS Halland

Supercilius Maximus09 Mar 2018 3:17 a.m. PST


YouTube link

Other than that, anything with a consistent track record of re-surfacing.

Vigilant09 Mar 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

+1 Supercilious Maximums. Pretty much any Gerry Anderson series sub, but in order Stingray, Skydiver then Thunderbird 4.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 4:28 a.m. PST

USN S Class – WWII

Bindon Blood09 Mar 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

any of the K-Boats…

TNE230009 Mar 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

USS Triton

YouTube link

Old Wolfman09 Mar 2018 8:06 a.m. PST

I was thinking of another Stingray(played by USS Pampanito),the one from "Down Periscope".

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

CSS H. L. Hunley

USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)

"USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) is the third and final Seawolf-class nuclear powered fast attack submarine in the United States Navy.

She is named for Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States; and as of her naming, Carter was the only President to have qualified in submarines, having served as an Officer for Communications, Sonar, Electronics, Weapons, and Supply while on board USS Pomfret."

CorroPredo09 Mar 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

USS Dallas

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

Disney's version of Nemo's Nautilus

MajorB09 Mar 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

We all live in a yellow submarine …

Micman Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

The Flying Sub

alan L09 Mar 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

No votes for Red October?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

Wait! I forgot one! I love it as much as the Nautilus. And it's REAL.

The one.
The only.
The little boat that started it all:

The Turtle!


MHoxie09 Mar 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

Patrick R gave the right answer.

Mark 109 Mar 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

I've never served. But I have been on 3 submarines in my years. The first 2 were really touristing, in one form or another.

Took a tour of the ex-USS Growler in New York at the Intrepid Museum. The only strategic missile boat open to the public. A rather (!) early version of a missile boat, that one.

I have also been on the ex-USS Pampanito, a WW2 US fleet submarine at the National Maritime Museum in San Francisco.


In the case of the Pampanito I've taken a tour, but I also managed an overnight stay on it, which gave me the opportunity to get a least a little (!) bit of a sense of how close and claustrophobic (and smelly!) such a boat could be.

But for my favorite, I have to go with TNE's idea:

The Sea Tiger

Here my association is a bit outside of normal tourist experiences. I used to be a bit of an adventurer, and this boat has a place in my fond memories of youthful indiscretion.

TNE's pic is from the film Operation Petticoat. Some of my fellow gray-hairs out there may recall that the movie spawned a (relatively short-lived) TV series as well.

1977 1979
It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process.

That series was shot at Universal Studios in the LA area. I grew up in Studio City, right next door. Getting in to studios was one of my hobbies in my high school years. Sometimes we got in by volunteering for research (focus groups), sometimes we got in by getting tickets to tapings of shows with live studio audiences, and sometimes we just kind of "accidentally" wandered in to look around. Universal Studios was one of our favorites for "wandering" in … generally under the back fence at 2:00am.

I spent many hours dodging the studio security rent-a-cops, and the pink submarine, tied up along a jetty in one of the two lakes in the studio back lot, was one of our most productive hiding places.


I've been baaaad boy!

(aka: Mk 1)

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

This is my favorite sub.

carne6809 Mar 2018 7:41 p.m. PST


USS Parche SSN-683
The boat that did more Bleeped text we can't talk about than any other.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

HMS X20 and HMS X23


deephorse10 Mar 2018 3:44 p.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 6:35 p.m. PST

USS Daniel Boone


Andy ONeill11 Mar 2018 3:06 a.m. PST

I used to like the fish subs as well as stingray.
Were they terror fish?
Googling now, i'm surprised how big the stingray model was.

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