Seemingly invisible submarines have exerted enormous influence on naval warfare since the early 1900s. Today, they are a mainstay of world navies large and small, an economically efficient weapon system whose threat no fleet commander can ignore-and whose presence has sparked a continuing evolution in naval defenses and tactics.
Paul E. Fontenoy, PhD, is curator of maritime research and technology at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC, and a visiting assistant professor in the maritime studies program at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact.
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