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June 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A World War II German submarine containing the remains of more than 50 sailors and spies has been found four miles east of Cape Cod, where the U.S. Navy sank it in 1944, a commercial diver said. Edward Michaud said he found the U-boat in 41 feet of water, partly buried in shifting sand, on June 5 after three years of research. The 251-foot-long sub was sunk Oct. 28, 1944, after its commander used a Coast Guard radio frequency to communicate with Germany in code.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
  SAN DIEGO -- Two enlisted sailors were taken into custody Thursday after a report of "suspicious behavior" involving a gun touched off a "shelter-in-place" order to personnel at the Point Loma submarine base. The two were using airsoft pistols to fire from their barrack's window at a mirror on an adjacent structure, the Navy said. Airsoft pistols fire pellets and often have a realistic appearance. Someone saw one of the pistols and made an emergency call that led to the "shelter in place" order, the Navy said.
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MAGAZINE
May 24, 1987
Congratulations on your excellent profile of U.S. submariners ("Red Hunt," April 12, by David DeVoss). But may I suggest that you may have inadvertently painted with too broad a brush when recounting the U.S. Navy's losses of one in five submarines in World War II and ascribing them to the fact that skippers had to come to the surface to make their sightings? The total is about right--52 U.S. subs lost--but that count includes losses of every type from 1941-45, ranging from training accidents and scuttling following damage to losses by groundings and by collisions in U.S. waters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Two people were in custody at the Navy submarine base here after a report on base of a "suspicious person armed with a handgun," officials said. Base personnel were told around 10:50 a.m. Thursday to "shelter in place. " The order has since been lifted. There were no reports of any shots being fired. The incident was under investigation by base police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. ALSO: Twitter critics take on LAPD after NY police hit on social media Teenage girl killed in walk-up shooting at apartment; gunman at large After secret air surveillance of Compton, mayor wants protections tony.perry@latimes.com Twitter: @LATsandiego  
BUSINESS
February 9, 2012
Reporting from Washington - Achieving complete autonomy in robotic submarines is crucial to the Navy's plans to use the technology for the future. This was the message of several speakers at the Assn. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's robotic conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel who said that submarine drones could be useful in a variety of roles in science and national security. Unlike today's aerial drones, which are remotely controlled using GPS signals and data link, robotic submarines can't receive satellite commands as it scours the ocean floor.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2010 | By Julian E. Barnes
The Navy plans to allow women to serve for the first time on submarines, the only class of ship from which they are barred, military and congressional officials said Tuesday. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates notified Congress on Monday that the Navy intended to change its policy. Congress has 30 working days to object. Unless the House or Senate moves to block the shift, the policy could go into effect as soon as mid-April. Allowing women to serve as regular crew members would shatter a gender barrier that has stood since the U.S. submarine force was created in 1900.
NEWS
January 2, 1987 | United Press International
China's first domestically designed and built nuclear submarine successfully completed its maiden voyage and has gone into active service, the official People's Daily newspaper said Thursday. The Chinese navy has three other nuclear submarines in active service.
WORLD
October 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Canada said it was convinced that a submarine bought from Britain was seaworthy at the start of a disastrous voyage during which a fire injured nine crewmen, one fatally, and left the vessel adrift in the Atlantic. The Chicoutimi was towed to Scotland's Faslane naval base Sunday, five days after the blaze. The sub is one of four that Canada bought from Britain in 1998 but that needed major repairs before they could safely put to sea.
WORLD
November 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A British nuclear submarine ran aground off Scotland's Isle of Skye, suffering considerable damage to its sonar and a ballast tank, a navy spokeswoman said. The Trafalgar, which will need several months of repairs, limped into the Clyde naval base Thursday, one day after hitting rocks during a two-week training exercise with other British and NATO vessels. The submarine was not carrying nuclear weapons and its reactor suffered no damage.
NEWS
July 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. officials returned the remains of nine North Korean submarine crewmen to their homeland 11 days after their craft was caught in a South Korean fishing net. U.N. honor guards handed over nine black wooden coffins to North Korean border guards in a 30-minute ceremony in Panmunjom, the truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. Five North Korean military officers briefly crossed the border to inspect each coffin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The gun scare at the Point Loma submarine base that led to a "shelter in place" order was caused when an enlisted sailor playfully pointed an air pistol out of a barracks window, the base commander said Thursday. The sailor was firing the pistol at a mirror in a parking lot when someone saw the gun and made a report of a "suspicious person with a gun," said Capt. Scott Adams. That led to the "shelter in place" order and brought base security, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service rushing to the scene.
WORLD
April 14, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it's all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777 in an area bigger than the city of Los Angeles. Technicians aboard the Australian ship Ocean Shield on Monday afternoon deployed the Bluefin-21 underwater autonomous vehicle in the Indian Ocean, sending it almost three miles down to the seabed and using its side-scanning sonar arrays to look for wreckage from the plane.  “It is time to go underwater,” retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search from Perth, Australia, said in announcing the new phase of operations.  Unless the robot sub gets lucky, the process could take a while: The U.S. Navy, which lent the Bluefin-21 to the search team, said mapping the area where the plane most likely disappeared could take six weeks to two months.  The 16-foot, 1,650-pound sub moves at a walking pace and will be searching an area of about 600 square miles.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2014 | By Alice Short
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Two of the top destinations on a recent trip to Charleston - Ft. Sumter and the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley submarine - transcend the label of "Civil War attraction. " These sites appeal to students of U.S. history, to devotees of military archives and to those who value peace over war. After a 30-minute ferry trip from the city to the man-made island that is the site of Ft. Sumter, my tour group encountered park ranger Dennis Birr, who proved to be a combination of historian, carnival barker and motivational speaker.
WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their investigation of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft. Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, copilot and 10 other crew members for clues to how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished March 8 en route to Beijing, police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told Bernama, the Malaysian state news agency.
WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan and Barbara Demick
The U.S. military pulled its warship out of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Monday and will rely instead on sophisticated submarine-hunting aircraft, a sign of just how complex the international search for the missing Boeing 777 has become in its second week. At least 26 nations have deployed ships, aircraft and satellites in one of the largest international coalitions ever mustered in a search and rescue operation. Search teams are concentrating on wide bands in both the northern and southern hemispheres west of Malaysia, crossing the territories of a dozen Asian nations as well as the sparsely traveled waters of the southern Indian Ocean.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
The Navy has launched a drone from a submerged submarine, a feat that could prove valuable in providing intelligence and reconnaissance capabilities for military special operations for decades to come. The small drone was fired from the Providence submarine's torpedo tube, where it unfolded its wings, took off and flew a “several hour” mission demonstrating live video capabilities streamed back to the sub, the Navy said. The project, which took $15 million and about six years to accomplish, was carried out by the Naval Research Laboratory.
NEWS
October 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The battered Kursk submarine reached a Russian shipyard where officials will check its twin nuclear reactors, remove the bodies of the crew members and begin dismantling its deadly missiles. The Kursk was hauled by a huge barge to a dock at the Roslyakovo ship repair plant near Murmansk. It will take at least three days to pull the Kursk into the dock with the help of huge pontoons, then five more days to remove the barge and the pontoons and dry out the dock, said Capt. Vladimir M.
NEWS
June 6, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Canada on Friday outlined a 15-year defense program that calls for a nuclear-powered submarine fleet to defend Canada's claim of sovereignty to Arctic waters against an American challenge. The plan, submitted to Parliament by Defense Minister Perrin Beatty, is the first serious review of Canada's defense program since 1971. Instead of giving priority to Western Europe, it outlines a narrower strategy of continental and border protection.
AUTOS
October 18, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk secretly purchased the amphibious sports car that appeared as a movie prop in a 1970s James Bond film with the intention of converting it into the real thing.   Musk, chief executive of electric car company Tesla Motors and rocket maker SpaceX, bought the car anonymously at auction in London on Sept. 9 for $989,000.   In the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me,” starring Roger Moore as Agent 007, Bond drives his white Lotus Esprit off a pier and into the sea. As the car sinks underwater, he yanks on the shifter and the car transforms into a submarine.
WORLD
August 16, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI -- Four bodies were recovered Friday from a submarine that exploded and burned in Mumbai two days earlier, the Indian navy said, and navy divers working around the clock have heard no sound or other indication of life inside, making it unlikely any survivors will be found. When the disaster struck, 40 of the 58 crew members were on shore or able to jump off the vessel. Images on social media of the explosion, which occurred just after midnight Wednesday, showed a huge fireball and raging yellow and white fire. The charred state of the corpses made early identification difficult.
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