Firebaugh, Millard S. Center for Energetic Concepts Development, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
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A ship that can operate completely submerged in the water. The term formerly applied to any ship capable of operating completely underwater, but now usually describes a ship built for military purposes. The term “submersible” usually is applied to small, under-water vehicles that are built for research, rescue, commercial work, or pleasure, although, as more submersibles carrying tourists to look at reefs and other undersea features are in use, the term submarine is being applied to these attractions.
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