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Dr Who

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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

A submarine is a ship designed to operate underwater.

In 1492, the Doctor claimed that Leonardo da Vinci's submarine design wasn't practical. (DW: The Masque of Mandragora)

The first British submarine was launched in 1901. (DW: Enlightenment)

During World War I, submarines called U-boats were used by Germany. One of these sank the RMS Lusitania. (BFA: The Sirens of Time)

In the 1970s, Captain John Hart sent out a submarine expedition led by Commander Ridgeway to search for the Sea Devils. They captured the sub and its crew, but the Doctor helped free them. (DW: The Sea Devils)

Some time later, a group of Daleks based underneath Antarctica used a captured naval submarine to attack Sydney as part of their plan to use the city as a base from which to convert Humans into slaves and conquer Earth. (TVA: *Sub Zero)

Some time later, the Master used time-displaced Scottish warriors to seize a nuclear submarine and threaten Britain with obliteration if he wasn't given the Doctor's TARDIS. (TVC: The Glen of Sleeping)

In 1993 on a a parallel world, Silurians used Kronosaurs to harass the remaining Human submarines. (NA: Blood Heat)

In 2006, Mickey Smith launched Harpoon missile UGM-84A from the submarine HMS Taurean at 10 Downing Street. (DW: World War Three)

Later that year, the Doctor, Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness investigated the decommissioned submarines at an abandoned Russian naval base. (NSA: The Deviant Strain)

In 2594, the SSSSSSS used a submarine to explore Tyler's Folly. (BNA: Down)

On Marinus, the Voord used one-man submarines to get to the Conscience of Marinus. (DW: The Keys of Marinus)

On Olleril, Luminus was based on a submarine called the Gargantuan. (NA: Tragedy Day)

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A submarine was a type of watercraft which could operate underwater. Submarines were used by miltary organisations on Earth from the 20th century.

Tom Paris enjoyed watching the submarine races at Palisades Park. (ST reference: Star Trek Cookbook)




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Submarine can refer to:

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Final Fantasy

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Submarines are a recurring form of transportation in Final Fantasy. They allow the party to explore the sunken areas below the ocean.



Final Fantasy

A small wooden barrel is used by the Warriors of Light to travel from the town of Onrac to the Sunken Shrine and back. Unlike submarines, this one is not controllable on the World Map.

Final Fantasy III

The Airship Nautilus doubles as a submarine.

Final Fantasy V

The Submarine docked.

The Submarine is built by Xezat Matias Surgate to allow him and the party to sneak into the Barrier Tower around Castle Exdeath. This stand alone submarine can only be used in the Second World. The party uses it to enter Ghido's Cave which had been sunk by Exdeath. The Submarine appears to be yellow, perhaps as a reference to the Beatles' hit song "Yellow Submarine".

Later, in the Third World, the Airship is rebuilt by Cid Previa and Mid Previa to double as a submarine. Here, it is the only way to reach several locations, such as the optional dungeon, Sealed Temple.

Final Fantasy VII

The Red Submarine

Submarines are vehicles used by the Shinra and are based in the Junon Underwater Reactor. The party steals one while hunting for the Huge Materia in the Reactor. There they can choose to fight a few Shinra Guards that Cloud Strife once worked with while incognito in Junon during President Rufus Shinra's inauguration, or spare their lives.

There is a short mini-game in which another red sub is fought. If the enemy submarine is not defeated, the Huge Materia is lost forever. Afterwards, the player can find the red submarine inside the submarine dock at the Underwater Reactor. If it is defeated, examining the sunken submarine on the sea floor will find the Huge Materia. This mini-game can be played in Gold Saucer.

Once it is obtained, the Submarine can be used to explore the interior ocean in the center of the World Map. The Submarine can be docked and picked up in a harbor just next to Junon, near Gold Saucer, and just outside the Crystal Cave. If the submarine touches the Emerald WEAPON, a battle will begin. The submarine is required to get to the optional Sunken Gelnika, and is needed to obtain the Ancient Key later in the game, which is necessary to progress through the game

The Kanji on the normal party submarine means "#2", which the enemy red submarine means "#1".

uV type Submarine
Length - 93.5 meters
Width - 22.7 meters
Draft - 5.3 meters (landing)
Standard Displacement - 1,342 tons (Surface)
- 2,722 tons (underwater)
System - Shinra standard-issue mako engine x1
Output - 6,500 horsepower
Speed - 17.5 knots (surface)
-27.3 knots (underwater)
Range - 7,500 nautical miles at 18 knots
Crew Capacity - 28
Armamant - 610 milimeter torpedo tubes x4
- 20 milimeter mounted machine guns x2
Place of Construction - Junon Shipyard Dock 3

Final Fantasy: Unlimited

Cid builds his submarine, Jane to allow the Comodeen to find the Flying Water required to get his Airship, Sylvia flying. However, Pist Shaz XI of Gaudium captured Jane and her occupants in the Ocean Puzzle, their adventures within taking up much of the latter half of the series.

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The Galaga was a DHARMA Initiative submarine that was appropriated by the Others after the Purge and used as a means of transporting recruited personnel from the outside world. ("Enter 77") ("The Man Behind the Curtain") In 2004, Locke destroyed it using C-4 explosives he acquired from the Flame. ("The Man from Tallahassee")



DHARMA Initiative service

Sub logo

The Galaga was originally part of the DHARMA Initiative infrastructure on the Island. There were docking facilities around the Island, including those near the Barracks, the Processing Center, at Hydra Island, and at the Looking Glass station underwater. It was used to travel between destinations on the Island and from the Island to the outside world. An underwater beacon helped the submarine locate the Island. During the 1970s, the Galaga was commanded by Captain Bird.

In 1973, an eight-year-old Ben and his father arrived at the Island in the Galaga along with several others to join the DHARMA Initiative. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")

When Sawyer's group became stranded in 1974 at the conclusion of the time flashes, Horace Goodspeed said only DHARMA Initiative personnel were allowed to stay on the Island and offered to return them to Tahiti by the submarine. After saving the DHARMA Initiative from Richard and the Hostiles, Horace allowed the five to stay two more weeks until the sub's next departure. Juliet sat at the dock beside the Galaga, telling of her intention to leave anyway, until Sawyer convinced her to stay. ("LaFleur")

In 1977, following Daniel's warning of the impending Incident, Pierre Chang evacuated all non-essential DHARMA Initiative personnel, including all the women and children, aboard the Galaga. Among the evacuees were his wife and infant son, as well as young Charlotte Lewis and her mother. When Sawyer and Juliet were discovered by Radzinsky, they agreed to reveal the location of the Hostiles in exchange for letting them leave on the sub. After returning from the Others' camp, Kate was also forced to leave with them. ("Follow the Leader") However, the three overcame their DHARMA Initiative captors and ordered the captain at gunpoint to release them on a life raft, and then to carry on with his evacuation mission. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Service under the Others

Juliet's first view of the Island was from the submarine dock. ("One of Us")

Sometime after the Purge, Charles Widmore was exiled from the Island for breaking the rules and left via the Galaga. Ben came out to the dock to see him off, and Widmore was escorted onto the sub in restraints by armed guards. ("Dead Is Dead") Mikhail would later claim that he arrived on the Island by submarine to join the DHARMA Initiative. ("Enter 77")

Juliet arrived on the Island in 2001 aboard the Galaga. The exact circumstances of her journey are unknown, as she was kept unconscious from the time she met Ethan and Richard Alpert at an airport (presumably outside of Miami) until after the submarine had docked at the Island. When she woke up, she found herself strapped to a bunk in the submarine. Ethan claimed that the straps and the tranquilizer were necessary because of the roughness of the travel experience to the Island. ("One of Us")

Ben claimed the submarine was the Others' only way of reaching the outside world. When the Swan imploded, the underwater beacon stopped functioning along with the rest of the former DHARMA Initiative communications equipment. This meant that if the submarine left, it would not be able to return. ("The Man from Tallahassee")

John Locke infiltrated the Barracks and held both Ben and Alex hostage, demanding to be taken to the submarine. Ben later explained that since communications with the outside world were lost the submarine is only capable of leaving the Island, but never returning, and that Jack would be leaving the Island by submarine in a few hours. The result would be the same whether Locke destroyed the submarine or not. All he would accomplish by destroying the submarine would be to keep Jack on the Island. Locke was later taken to the submarine by Alex and planted a C4 explosive. As he left the dock, he surrendered to the Others, but the submarine appeared to explode moments later. ("The Man from Tallahassee")

In the aftermath, Juliet (who would have left together with Jack) questioned if Locke acted on his own or under Ben's influence, when blowing up the sub, or if he blew up the Galaga, at all. ("Operation: Sleeper")

A snorkel [1] is visible in the pictures of the surfaced submarine, which suggests that she is powered by conventional rather than nuclear propulsion.

Name revelation

The submarine was used by the Others to launch a raid on the Elizabeth with the intent of capturing it. During the preparation for this mission, the name of the submarine was first revealed when Colleen whispered to her husband Pickett her orders to use the Galaga to capture the sailboat from the survivors of Flight 815. The whisper cannot be heard on the audio track of the show, and was discovered in the closed captions of the episode. ("The Glass Ballerina")

On the April 16, 2007 Official Lost podcast, writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse confirmed the name.

John blowing up the submarine ("The Man from Tallahassee")

Producer's commentary

  • 3-28-07: Doc Jensen
    • When Locke was walking away from the submarine in "The Man from Tallahassee", he appeared to be soaking wet, despite the fact that we never saw him get into the water. This was just before the blow-up. Are we supposed to be wondering why John Locke was all wet? Damon Lindelof says: No comment.


  • The Season 3 interior shots of the submarine were filmed on the USS Bowfin (SS-287) which is located near the Arizona Memorial. [2][3] The Bowfin is a Balao-class submarine constructed in 1942. The interior is very similar to US Gato-class submarines from the same period.
  • The exteriors of the submarine were two props located at the fish pond at Molii Gardens, owned by the Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii.[4]
  • A ☵ trigram is seen on the submarine's conning tower and on the shirt of one of its crew members. The same symbol appears on the bottom of the DHARMA logos. This symbol has two symbolic representations: as Nature, Water; and as one of its meanings, the Abyss.
  • Galaga is an arcade game released by Namco in 1981. The arcade game is played often in between writing episodes of the show, and thus the submarine was named after the game in its honor. (Official Lost Podcast/April 16, 2007)
  • What may be a submarine mistaken for a whale is described on Day 13 of the diary transcript: "I think I saw a whale this morning... So there I was floating in the ocean when I heard a sound like a steam vent blowing behind me. I turned around and saw this really huge shape going back and forth under the surface."
  • While Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse pronounced the name of the submarine as "GAL-uh-gah", (Official Lost Podcast/April 16, 2007) which is the typical pronunciation of the arcade game, the submarine's captain pronounced the name of his vessel as "guh-LAH-guh", ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") which is closer to how the word would be pronounced if it were Spanish in origin.

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
More details...
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Galaga/Theories
  • Was the submarine really the only way to get to the outside world?
    • What was the relationship between the Looking Glass station and the submarine?
    • How was Richard Alpert able to get off the Island in order to twice visit a young John Locke prior to "the purge" of 1992 when the Hostiles took control of the barracks and the Galaga?
  • Why was Locke wet when he came back from the submarine?
  • Why do people need to be tranquilized on the submarine ride?
    • Why does it appear that Richard and Ethan do not need to be tranquilized on the trip with Juliet in Episode 16 of Season 3 "One of Us"?

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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This article is for submarines in general. For the submarine involved in the quest Hunt for Red Raktuber, see Red Raktuber.
A submarine's periscope.

Submarines are a hidden update that occurred on 27 May 2009 in which periscopes started appearing around some parts of the RuneScape coastline as part of the pre-release of the next quest in the penguin series, Hunt for Red Raktuber. The quest was not released until 2 June 2009, 6 days after the release of the submarines. At times the periscope is submerged, so players may have to wait before it appears above the surface of the water. The submerged submarine can be seen in Standard Detail, as it is shown as a dark shadow. The periscopes cannot be examined.


Spotted locations

The following locations show a periscope appearing out of the water:

Known submarines

Currently, the only known submarine is the Red Raktuber, the key focus of the quest Hunt for Red Raktuber.

The crew of Red Raktuber consisted of:


During the run-up to the release of the quest, there were several hints and theories concerning the involvement of penguins and the mention of the Red Raktuber.

Player-submitted poll

In a player-submitted poll[1] there was a question asking "What do you think that the penguins have been up to since the Cold War quest?". One of the top-voted answers was "Building a yellow submarine." Whilst this was not a guaranteed poll, it may have had some influence on the resulting storyline.

KGP Agent

In a conversation between a player and a KGP Agent when using the random function of the NPC Contact spell, the Agent mistakes the player's disembodied voice for evidence of an intruder and says to "Batten down the hatches!" and to "DIVE!". It appears that he is commanding the crew of a submarine.

Chaos Elemental

What's in Raktuber this year? A white bird, as the etymology of ornithology goes.

The phrase "A white bird" could mean a penguin, and "Well, maybe not 'flies'" may also refer to the flightless nature of penguins.

The censored Letter

This letter has been edited by the Postmaster Penguin

Mornin’ Murder wink1,

Do we ever plan to move? That’s down to Staff Sergeant ############. He’ll only reassign us if we go mad, and nobody mad would want to be reassigned. We call it Catch Twenty-Tuna.

As for not being able to fly, well... we may not be able to go ‘up’, but think of all the other directions that a penguin can approach an enemy: left, right, down, inside, outside, clockwise, on our bellies, dressed as a sheep, dressed as a penguin dressed as a sheep, in a giant underwater ########################## and upside your head. And those are just options I came up with while writing this letter.

Private ###########


This letter was partially censored, the ###'s are representitive of the censor blocks throughout the letter. The "giant underwater ##########################" could possibly be in reference to a submarine.

The Red Raktuber

The Red Raktuber flies at midnight. (Well, maybe not 'flies'.) Regardless, I'm about to descend into a ventricle of darkness, and I don't know which hat to wear: swordfish, octopus, lobster?

The phrase The Red Raktuber is very similar to the Red October (October and Raktuber both being months of a calendar), the name of a submarine which is the focus of the novel and film The Hunt for Red October.

Wise Old Man

The Wise Old Man was thought to have been involved, as he has a model of a yellow submarine in his house in Draynor Village.

Zanik's adventure

The artist's impression of Zanik seeing the "Sea monster".

In Postbag from the Hedge 40, Zanik talks about her adventures from her visiting Entrana, then coming back from there and going around Mudskipper Point in which she sees a "Sea monster" in the water.

But I haven't told you the most exciting thing! I saw a sea monster! We were on the way back from Entrana, going around Mudskipper Point. The sky was dark and a bit of a storm was blowing up. All the monks on the ship were getting scared and praying to Saradomin. The captain monk was shouting for them to do something to the sails (I still don't understand nautical jargon), then suddenly there was a sort of CRUNCH as the ship hit something! The monks were too busy to see anything, but they wouldn't let me help so all I could do was watch. I saw something big and dark moving under the water beside our ship. Then the lightning flashed and I saw this thing sticking up out of the water, like an eye on the end of a stalk. It looked around for a moment and I'm sure it looked straight at me, then it went back down into the water and the monster went away.
Zanik, Postbag from the Hedge 40[3]

This was probably the submarine periscope, although a pirate thought it was a "Leviathan" and the artist's impression included in the letter resembles a Loch Ness Monster. Immediately after Zanik's letter, Postie Pete also makes a comment about the sea monster.

I get the feeling that we'll hear more about this sea...creature. One eye should be kept firmly on the horizon.
Postie Pete, Postbag from the Hedge 40[4]

Note the ellipsis (...) before the text "creature", Postie Pete is unsure if it is a creature or not.



  • A yellow submarine is a reference to the Beatles song "Yellow Submarine".
  • It is worth noting that on its original page, the image of Zanik and the periscope contains a hidden name/message: "zanik and pe...". For Internet Explorer and Google Chrome users, this can easily be found by hovering over the image for the "alternative text" to pop up. Mozilla Firefox users can right-click the image, select Properties, and see that the "alternative text" is "zanik and pe...". This may very well be short for "zanik and penguin submarine" or "zanik and periscope".


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  2. ^ RuneScape - Postbag from the Hedge 34
  3. ^ RuneScape - Postbag from the Hedge 40
  4. ^ RuneScape - Postbag from the Hedge 40

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A submarine was a vehicle designed for use underwater. Some submarines include:

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