In the wake of WWII, an atomic submarine revolution transformed the submarine. Featured on this DVD are five rare films showcasing the silent service's nuclear pioneers. Witness the launching of the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered vessel and the first "true" submarine, capable of staying underwater for months without refueling or surfacing.
Watch as Nautilus fulfills its destiny, traveling underneath the North Pole from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 1958. Witness as the twin-reactor USS Triton, the largest submarine of its era, circumnavigates the globe in the footsteps of Magellan. See how three of WWII's most fearsome technologies - the rocket, the atomic bomb, and the submarine - combined aboard the USS Tunny to form the first nuclear missile boat. These mighty submarines made history, and with their daring exploits fired an opening salvo in a new conflict: the Cold War below.
Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm and 35mm prints, many of these films have never before been available to the public, Some have only recently been declassified. Please note: because of age and rarity of these films, quality can vary.
Run time is about 90 minutes in B+W and color. Format is NTSC DVD.