The H L Hunley was used during the Civil War, and was credited with the first sinking by a submarine. Look it up on the web for more details. Here is one site: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2000/09/ I believe that submarines became more practical when the internal combustion engine was refined. This corresponds with WW1 in many respects. There are probably Metallurgy issues with hull design, but I don't know enough to comment on that issue. The biggest issue for submarines is the lack of air. Not only is it vital for the crew of the submarine, all of the early means of mobility required air. The Hunley was 'man powered' and the crew had to breath. Steam and gas engines depend upon burning of fuel, which requires air. Most of the early submarines were diesel powered when they where on the surface, but required battery technology to run when underwater. The electric motors and batteries powerful enough to run them for any length of time were not available prior to the turn of the century. When the above problems were solved and reliable self-powered torpedoes were introduced, the submarine was added to the arsenal of the World's navies, but they were still held out of wartime participation because these navies were controlled by admirals who saw the sub as a dangerous and dirty way to fight, which it was, and a far cry from lines of battleships dueling each other gloriously as they had done in previous centuries. Only World War 1 broke this cycle. In the Russo-Japanese War of 1905-06, both sides operated submarines obtained from the USA, but they never saw any important action. The Spanish Navy had a few subs in 1898, whereas the US Navy had none at the time, but these were not properly used either.
World War I submarines were primarily used to locate and attack surface cargo and warships.
You should note that submarines were in use well before WW I.
Yes, many submarines were used in WW1 by most of the major combatants.
submarines were used in WW1 and the weapons used were torpedos and a deck gun.
New weapons used during World War 1The new weapons that were used during World War I were:tanksairplanesgas (phosgene, mustard, chlorine)German submarinesMachine Guns was one of them.submarines with torpedoes (submarines were used long before)
During World War 2, it is reported that over 2,000 variants of Japanese Submarines were used during World War 2. Out of this, it is estimated that 10,000s were likely to be used during WW2.
They were used by submarines to navigate when not in open waters, They were also used by submarines and anti-submarine ships to locate enemy submarines.
They were used extensively throughout the war - from beginning to end.
They were used in the first world war in submarines. The are used now also for submarines and also war tanks. The outer coating of the periscope for the submarines were firm and waterproof for protection from the water pressure. As for the war tank the periscope is able to turn 360 degrees.
Before the war, people mainly used ships and boats, therefore, the people with the submarine could destroy these ships.
The U.S. had 111 submarines in commission at the start of World War II and commissioned 203 more before the war ended.
Britain, France, Germany, Italy and USA all used submarines during WW1
They were; the technology to make them a lethal threat just didn't exist until the late 1800's.
World War 1
Why don't you just Google "World War 1 Submarines?"
Germany was first to use submarines in World War 1 knwn as " U- 2 ". Later on UK and USA produced their own version. - b sharma.
Yes, and were attacked by them. The Battle of the Atlantic began before a formal Declaration of War.
they used planes, submarines and guns :)
An estimation of about 600 subs were operated during the war.
The Germans have used submarines in the Atlantic at various times in the past, including today. Atlantic submarine activity was a key theater of both World War I and World War II.
Not used in WWI, it was designed as a part of Manhattan Project and used on submarines and other vessels during WWII.
The same nations that used them in WWII used them or had them in WWI. Which is a long list!
Yes, before cruise missiles came about, submarines were armed solely with torpedoes and, more common in WW2, deck guns.
They're german submarines, used in world war 1 and world war 2