Cut awawy of a British WWII 4 man midget submarine for the Royal Navy submarine Museum Gosport. For interpretive panels, to add the crew and interior fittings missing from the real sub, very small inside, with the engine from a London Bus!
At the end of World War II, Allied Occupation forces found hundreds of midget submarines built and building in Japan, including large numbers of the “Koryu” type. Many of these boats were in massed groups at shipyards and naval bases.
Fine Molds 1/72 IJN Type 'A' Target-Class Midget Submarine Sydney Bay
The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to successfully sink an enemy warship, sinking the USS Housatonic on February 17, 1864. The Hunley sank while returning to Charleston Harbor, after the attack. This submarine was one of as many as a dozen Confederate midget submarines that were completely or partially built during the war, but was the only one to be used in battle. Of interest is that the designer was from Ohio and only a third of the crew was Southern.
On the island of Kiska, Alaska, an abandoned Japanese midget submarine has lain silent in the grass that has consumed its former launch facility for decades. The abandoned wreck is now part of a Pacific war memorial.
British Ships Involved - Submarines - X-Craft (Midget Submarine)