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Kaiser_W
07-22-2008, 03:57 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Or it was simply pushed back.

Anyway. The Military Channel program Top Ten found the type VII submarine as the top ranking sub. It even beat out the GATO. This is of course a poll of opinion, but so are most polls. Absent from the list, the type XXI.

TOP TEN (http://military.discovery.com/convergence/topten/subs/slideshow/slideshow.html)

IsaanRanger
07-22-2008, 08:33 PM
Type XXI is on the list as #9

Realjambo
07-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Good link, Kaiser_W http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif As you say, it's opinion based, it's not clear what criteria they used to rank the boats.

Does anyone have any differing opinion to that of the list? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Celeon999
07-23-2008, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by Realjambo:
Good link, Kaiser_W http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif As you say, it's opinion based, it's not clear what criteria they used to rank the boats.

Does anyone have any differing opinion to that of the list? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


Not to their choice of the nr.1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Here is the related video of the military channel : LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7EizSz9ag)


Notice Klaus Schmider..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Why wasnt i informed that we have a mole at Sandhurst ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Kaiser_W
07-23-2008, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by IsaanRanger:
Type XXI is on the list as #9 \

Fancy that. I must have skipped over that part. As well it should be on the list.

Reducing the list to 10 is very limiting. I'm curious what didn't make the list and by what margin they didn't. For example the Narwal class and Surcouf? The French sub with the twin gun turret.


I retrieved the prgoram from my DVR. I was curious how I missed the XXI. On the program, number 9 is the germn type 31 boat from WWI. So the show is different from their results on the net.

andy3536
07-23-2008, 04:11 PM
My opinion, but no M1 with the gun of a battleship, the sister ship of the M1 was the first sub to carry aircraft so should be ahead of the japanese sub.
Also the only nuclear sub to sink a ship in anger was missing, HMS Conqueror a Churchill-class sub.

But type-VII had to be first and great to see the X-craft making an appearance too.

Just my opinion which you might be able to tell is a little bias http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
07-24-2008, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by andy3536:
My opinion, but no M1 with the gun of a battleship, the sister ship of the M1 was the first sub to carry aircraft so should be ahead of the japanese sub.
Also the only nuclear sub to sink a ship in anger was missing, HMS Conqueror a Churchill-class sub.

But type-VII had to be first and great to see the X-craft making an appearance too.

Just my opinion which you might be able to tell is a little bias http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Once again i have to intervene http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

U-12 was the first submarine to carry a aircraft in 1915. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine_aircraft_carrier#Early_history_.28WWI.29 )

andy3536
07-25-2008, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by andy3536:
My opinion, but no M1 with the gun of a battleship, the sister ship of the M1 was the first sub to carry aircraft so should be ahead of the japanese sub.
Also the only nuclear sub to sink a ship in anger was missing, HMS Conqueror a Churchill-class sub.

But type-VII had to be first and great to see the X-craft making an appearance too.

Just my opinion which you might be able to tell is a little bias http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Once again i have to intervene http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

U-12 was the first submarine to carry a aircraft in 1915. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine_aircraft_carrier#Early_history_.28WWI.29 ) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, nice find. No aircraft hanger though, they were on the deck.
Not sure that counts in MY top 10 subs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif