Russia celebrates Submariner Day on March 19. In 1906, Emperor Nicholas II decreed the creation of the Russian Navy’s submarine fleet.
Some interesting information on Submarines:
- Russia operates the largest number of submarines.
- Around 43 countries operate over 600 submarines of diesel or conventionally-powered submarines.
- Presently U.S, U.K, France, China, and Russia operate nuclear-powered submarines.
- List of countries operating submarines are at Wikipedia.
- World submarine history timeline from 1580 to 2000.
- Read answers for:
- View photographs of Russian Submarines on Submariner Day from RIA Novosti here and here.
View an interesting video clip: What Life Could Be inside a Nuclear Submarine
Posts in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:
Update: March 20
The Russian Navy has a fleet of about 60 nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines. These 60 vessels include 10 nuclear-powered strategic submarines, over 30 nuclear-powered attack submarines, diesel-electric submarines and special-purpose subs. Read more from RIA Novosti.
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