Naval Warfare Movies

The USS L-8: The First US Navy Built Submarine

Country: USA
Keywords: Interwar

This is the VHS release (see more).


"The L-8 was a Simon Lake Design. She was the first sub built by the US Navy. She was built at Portsmouth Shipyard in 1915. In 1926 she was used s a target to test magnetic torpedoes. It was the first and only use of a magnetic torpedo prior to World War II. Today she rests in 110 ft. of water 5 miles south of Newport, Rhode Island. The visibility varies from a few feet to a good 30 ft. The L-8 is a must dive for the marine history buff."


Available for purchase from Diver's Cove.