|Vosper 73 foot motor torpedo boat, in 1:72 scale by Airfix, without the garish green deck.|
Korean People's Army Naval Force operates 20 Romeo class submarines. Seven were directly imported from China between 1973 and 1975, and the remainder locally assembled with Chinese supplied parts between 1976 and 1995. Four Chinese imported units are based on the western coast.
In June 2014 DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un visited Submarine 748 and was noted as giving instructions to the captain about navigation and fighting the enemy.
“H.L. Hunley” was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship. It belonged to the slavocracy of the Confederate States of America. With a crew of eight it was propelled by a giant crank turned by all eight men, and bizarrely sank three times, each time killing all crew including Horace Hunley himself. It sank the steam ship Housatonic. The sub was recovered in 2000 and restored for display.