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Teachin Tuesday 3: Dazzle painting ships to confuse submarines

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During the first half of the 20th century, submarines became proper threats to ships. Some navies dealt with this by painting their ships in dazzle patterns, hiding in plain sight.

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Teachin Tuesday 3: Dazzle painting ships to confuse submarines

  1. 1. Teaching Tuesday #3
  2. 2. I’m on a boat!
  3. 3. 1720: Fire Tube (Yefim Nikonov)
  4. 4. 1776: Turtle (Fake news?)
  5. 5. Fulton’s Sub - 1800 Mine-based combat
  6. 6. String of fails until...
  7. 7. Narcís Monturiol: Ictineo 2 (also...)
  8. 8. Robert Whitehead Torpedoes (above water) Rijeka :)
  9. 9. Issues - Years to fire underwater - Balance - Propulsion under water - Heat / oxygen
  10. 10. Issues - Years to fire underwater - Balance - Propulsion under water - Heat / oxygen - But then...
  11. 11. First electric subs: 1890+ - Multiple torpedoes - Military use - Underwater firing - Issues solved - Pressure / power generated on surface with engines
  12. 12. Uh oh
  13. 13. So...
  14. 14. Periscope fuckery
  15. 15. Aim fuckery
  16. 16. Benefits - Survivability improved by 11% - Lead to some cool other tricks like...
  17. 17. Fake speed
  18. 18. Some more photos
  19. 19. Some more photos
  20. 20. Some more photos
  21. 21. Some more photos
  22. 22. Some more photos
  23. 23. Some more photos
  24. 24. Some more photos
  25. 25. Conclusion Sometimes hiding in plain sight makes sense.

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