Living Underwater: How Submarines Work

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Comments • 2 373

  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions  2 months ago +1462

    I hope you enjoy this video! One note: the little numbers that pop up in the bottom-left corner are references. By matching the number to the ones at the bottom of the description you can find where a piece of information comes from in the video.

    • xSandowx
      xSandowx Month ago

      This is the best info channel on youtube!
      Huge fan of you!!

    • Vandi Pradiktya
      Vandi Pradiktya 2 months ago

      good job for adding refferences, you deserves a like man

    • Hindu Goat
      Hindu Goat 2 months ago

      if you spam advertising, you automatically get a thumbs down

    • Zes
      Zes 2 months ago


    • USCG Mason
      USCG Mason 2 months ago

      I think a video on how Coast Guard cutters would be pretty cool, not a lot of people really know what they do.

  • Skep
    Skep 3 hours ago

    Where's your notes at NUB!

  • T Bass Bone
    T Bass Bone 12 hours ago

    While I really appreciate all the effort that has gone into this (I was a professional TV editor for many years) our narrator to my ear keeps saying "summarines" and not suBmarines this bugs me to the depths of Davey Jone's locker and as an editor I am envisioning him walking the plank. Other than that? Love it. :)

  • Dave Shell
    Dave Shell Day ago

    No friendly ships, only targets.

  • Chad McTaggart
    Chad McTaggart 3 days ago

    Seriously what are the odds do two submarines touching in the ocean. That is absolutely insane!!!

  • Doxie Lain
    Doxie Lain 4 days ago

    That sun (set or rise) in the last submarine shot is beautiful.

  • Isaac J
    Isaac J 5 days ago

    For food-get a drag net and use that for fresh sea food everyday
    For freedom and morale-install a host of VR machines

  • Thomas McLeod
    Thomas McLeod 9 days ago

    Need it. Getting ready for the times

  • Bryce Powell
    Bryce Powell 11 days ago

    With the family death thing, that only applies if they are doing exercises. A family friend of ours had a death in their family. The sailor who was on the sub was the deceased mans son. Once the drill ended, an Australian military ship picked him up and took him to an American ship. Anyways, unless they are doing an exercise or something just as important, they will inform the sailor.

  • Maysen Derrera
    Maysen Derrera 11 days ago


  • shahid kayani
    shahid kayani 12 days ago

    Where do sailors smoke??

  • Killjoy26
    Killjoy26 12 days ago

    Not sure if you knew but nuclear missiles won’t detonate even if they blow up unless they go through the whole process of nuclear detonation. The builders of them installed safeties cause they didn’t want a nuke going off if Charlie drops the warhead.

  • Prashant Jakkannavar
    Prashant Jakkannavar 12 days ago

    Title of this video should be "How submarines communicate"

  • Tornade
    Tornade 12 days ago

    3:37 Virginia Class Submarine

  • ديكورات جبس و جبسم بورد 0550790607

    And you forget pakistan .
    Pakistan also launch ballistic missile from sub Marine.
    You can search video

  • Tirta Purnaraga
    Tirta Purnaraga 14 days ago

    Please sub indo

  • laugh ties
    laugh ties 16 days ago

    Pakistan submarines are also capable of carrying nuclear weapons

  • BadUploadScheduleツ
    BadUploadScheduleツ 18 days ago +1

    No wifi? No thank you

  • Chad's Rig 2018 F-150
    Chad's Rig 2018 F-150 19 days ago


  • Burgersaurus
    Burgersaurus 20 days ago

    And that’s how “any” it gets

  • Kiyingi Rogers
    Kiyingi Rogers 20 days ago

    No explanation of how it go up and goes down.

  • Beast Squad
    Beast Squad 21 day ago

    We nearly had a nuclear war already when we didn’t inform another country about a nuclear test and it showed up on their radar as a nuke and the man in charge decided not to retaliate even when everybody was trying to press the red button he saved mankind

  • Beast Squad
    Beast Squad 21 day ago

    Frances sub only shoots white flags that say “bang” on it.

  • Gregory Thomas
    Gregory Thomas 22 days ago

    @11:24 The coloring of the sky & water is very beautiful here.

  • Akbardad Khan
    Akbardad Khan 22 days ago

    Pakistan is also nuclear capable missile submarine

  • baudsp
    baudsp 23 days ago +1

    The comment on the nuclear submarines having the best food of the fleet seems to be true too for the French ones, according to a friend who served on one.

  • Neriman
    Neriman 23 days ago

    Isnt that so claustrophobic:O

  • Dabadibadooba
    Dabadibadooba 24 days ago

    How sunken boats work

  • Gabriel Sydgard
    Gabriel Sydgard 25 days ago

    We have 2 submarines (1 is a beached russian from WW2 i believe) - Sweden

  • Petar Nićiforović
    Petar Nićiforović 29 days ago

    Still no "how it works"

  • Tcho Laury
    Tcho Laury Month ago

    Love it!! 👍🏼👍🏼

  • Mit.07.AF
    Mit.07.AF Month ago

    Where do sailors on submarines go to knock one off?

  • Mehul Jain
    Mehul Jain Month ago

    Saare Jahan se accha Hindustan hamara🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Steve Dong
    Steve Dong Month ago

    This is another airplane video comparing the size of two planes flying over and under the water.

  • Two Tailed Warrior
    Two Tailed Warrior Month ago

    The food is best in subs to compensate for it being the most dangerous job.
    In WWII, the USN only assigned sailors who volunteered, since chance of death is very high.
    I dont know if that still applies today.

  • Doug SwampRat
    Doug SwampRat Month ago

    Hint, the answer is ballast.

  • Vieux Bal
    Vieux Bal Month ago

    Thanks for this great video full of information. One should not be claustrophobic to live in a submarine. The view at 11:20 is just out of this world!!!!!

  • itaybron
    itaybron Month ago

    i played enough defcon to know where this was going

  • Michael Gray
    Michael Gray Month ago

    Who wants to do that

  • Self Made
    Self Made Month ago

    But how do submarines know what country to attack

  • Wrinkled Pugoda
    Wrinkled Pugoda Month ago

    Yoo, where are my FA submariners at?

  • F F
    F F Month ago +2

    Pakistans babur 3 has the capability to

  • Jeff Collins
    Jeff Collins Month ago

    I don't know why the communication buoy idea isn't used in all subs. And he mentioned it was for receiving signals. This seems like a good way that the sub could communicate with the outside world without really giving up its position. I suppose that the signals it broadcasts could be detected and give away it's position?

  • Cooper Johnson
    Cooper Johnson Month ago

    .... it would be like "retaliate with full force" That would be my message. Long live the Republic!

  • Anthony Benton
    Anthony Benton Month ago

    Why not use rescue submarines to restock food supplies?

  • Obnoxious Nerd
    Obnoxious Nerd Month ago +2

    The Vanguard-class is the best SSBN class in service. Change my mind.

  • Casanova
    Casanova Month ago

    Video didn't mentioned how many wheals died or loose hearing from submarines sonar

  • Monorom Krich
    Monorom Krich Month ago

    Just use a whale guys

  • Shiloh Schwartz
    Shiloh Schwartz Month ago


  • Cooling Heat
    Cooling Heat Month ago

    *How mafia works

  • Barry Scott
    Barry Scott Month ago +1

    What if a crew member gets ill on the sub? It's so enclosed shit could really hit the fan.

  • Herculean
    Herculean Month ago

    Bruh just add windows.

  • John Baker
    John Baker Month ago

    When will Nepal have submarines?

  • asianbubbleteapilotboiiiBOEING777-8X

    a 747-400 is big

    *Then he shows the size of the Ohio-Class Submarine!*

  • efa0tz
    efa0tz Month ago

    are all submariners fat, or only american ones?

    CAMPER PRO Month ago

    Probably the most impressive technology.

  • Ss Z
    Ss Z Month ago

    1:30 you missed Pakistan 🇵🇰

  • Tai Scott
    Tai Scott Month ago

    Imagine how scared you would be hearing another sub hitting yours

  • Ahmed fadil
    Ahmed fadil Month ago

    nah, ill pass this job coz i need my wifi on.

  • A1Cpadilla
    A1Cpadilla Month ago

    How much pressure can they withstand in Toyota Corolla units and is there a Doug score?

  • 888b-cool
    888b-cool Month ago

    Bout UK M8

  • Ghost Reportin'
    Ghost Reportin' Month ago +2

    Are these like *underwater planes* ?

  • Lucas
    Lucas Month ago

    I can't stop hearing "summarine".

  • Perfect Dance Videos

    SSBN 624, USS Woodrow Wilson, 6 deterrent patrols as an FTB

  • Aurobindo Ghosh
    Aurobindo Ghosh Month ago

    whale population is dwindling because some countries use their navy to torpedo them for food and other resources. has any whale head bumped a submarine?

  • Shima Hatusi
    Shima Hatusi Month ago +1

    Guys 1:Dude we lost the only submarine we have in the sea Guy2:Use another submarine to find it Guy1.........

  • CS Explore
    CS Explore Month ago

    Here's a video idea. How much of my already crappy pay check is going into "psychological warfare" nuke boats?

  • EEE Link
    EEE Link Month ago

    বাংলাদেশ থেকে ভালোবাসা

  • SilverShrimp TX
    SilverShrimp TX Month ago +5

    100 Men go down, 50 Couples come up

  • Ąåkäšh Möŕę
    Ąåkäšh Möŕę Month ago

    why the fuck India is everywhere i must say india is extreme regardless 🤔

  • Rene Dulnuan
    Rene Dulnuan Month ago

    Subs work by SUB-Province Tears of the sun SOBBING!

  • Charlie ND
    Charlie ND Month ago

    4:41 good to know that the US Navy supports the Minnesota Wild

  • Ignacio Pinto
    Ignacio Pinto Month ago

    Really Good Amazing video

  • Mr Fake Beast
    Mr Fake Beast Month ago

    Israel always hides the truth

  • Elr James
    Elr James Month ago

    Just kill pirates and sink their vessels when found: end of story.

  • Harpo Marx
    Harpo Marx Month ago

    It isn't pronounced SUMMERINE. Perhaps it's time to shop around for a new narrator.

  • Cole Tanner
    Cole Tanner Month ago

    I think if I had a choice of prison or sub..Unless prison food was terrible...I'd choose prison apart from a prison record

  • Anthony Townsend
    Anthony Townsend Month ago

    "...each submareener" FFS.

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson Month ago

    Australian Naval communications station is "Harold E. Holt" looks after all the subs, in the southern hemisphere..
    Off the West coast off Australia, are a bunch that are used, for comunications.. to the northern hemisphere..

  • Lolzzn12
    Lolzzn12 Month ago

    These submarines are the last line of defense, A heartfelt thank you to every sailor that has operated on one of these technological marvels. God bless America and it's allies.

  • Smuggerino
    Smuggerino Month ago

    Schrodinger's Submarine

  • antyszwed
    antyszwed 2 months ago

    hold on; so with AI we can get submarines unrestricted by food quality; so they can travel under water for years without human intervention?

  • Luka Vidmar
    Luka Vidmar 2 months ago

    ik it's a low chance you see this but if you could link me the last clip of the submarine and the sunset that would be amazing

  • Patel Trusha
    Patel Trusha 2 months ago

    Nuke missle

    Read more

  • Sigma Stories
    Sigma Stories 2 months ago

    You should do a video on military tanks

  • soren schjodt
    soren schjodt 2 months ago

    you are americans idots are some warhorney cunts

    • yee boy
      yee boy 2 months ago

      agreed. death to america

  • Samsul Hoque
    Samsul Hoque 2 months ago

    Damn I could NOT live in a submarine for more than a few hours. The lack of sunlight and the claustrophobia would eat me alive.

  • incognito 82
    incognito 82 2 months ago

    In the end war is the only thing we know. Humans are sad

  • Kenan Qu
    Kenan Qu 2 months ago

    At 1:40, why do the flags have different aspect ratios?

  • Reggie739
    Reggie739 2 months ago


  • eclipseNF
    eclipseNF 2 months ago

    Fuck that job

  • Bill Wilson
    Bill Wilson 2 months ago +2

    *this is how submarines work*
    *Mafia City Theme starts playing*

  • Mustaf Ali
    Mustaf Ali 2 months ago

    what infographics or graphic templates does he use at 2:40 2:44 4:16 5:48 7:30 9:04 11:12 thank you

  • Dr. Fastestinthewest
    Dr. Fastestinthewest 2 months ago

    Public information about the low frequencies stations elsewhere? Haaaa haaaaa. The government had a big a fight about the one in Michigan and elsewhere area. Eaglegards ya saps...

  • Nabid Hasan
    Nabid Hasan 2 months ago

    There is a submarine under my bed!....

  • Jeroen Van Campenhout
    Jeroen Van Campenhout 2 months ago

    @wendover Could you do an episode about what train will be the long distance future of transportation? Maglev or hyperloop or something else perhaps..

  • John Smith
    John Smith 2 months ago +1

    Uhhhhh we can see through the water all the way to the bottom with our satellites. -fmr US Navy Weapons

  • Jacob Stewart
    Jacob Stewart 2 months ago

    My stepbrother works on a sub. He said it freaking sucks.

  • Tr.sagar S
    Tr.sagar S 2 months ago

    there are many footages of inside of submarine in video.i think those footages are from movie.if so, anyone can tell me which movie is that?

  • Ryan Andersen
    Ryan Andersen 2 months ago

    I have no idea how these people do not go crazy from not being outside for that long