Chinese Inventor Builds Oil Barrel Submarine


Tip o’ the hat to the ingenuity and sheer guts it takes to build your submarine out of a couple of oil barrels and then try it out yourself.

I served on submarines for almost a decade, so i have some respect for what it takes to make those pig boats work. I’ll stick to the 688s over the oil barrel any day.

Via the Escapist which has more of the fun details, via China Daily.

BTW, in other submarine news – Christopher Fitzgerald died today. Who’s he? He’s the CIA agent that worked with Howard Hughes’ team to secretly raise the sunken Soviet sub K-129 off the Pacific Ocean in 1968. It was referred to as Project Jennifer, it’s a fascinating story, read about it on Wikipedia.

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