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British subs Edit
In the early 19th century, Sir Adrian Stapleford tried to develop a submarine for the Royal Navy. His assistant Sam and he nearly suffocated in it when Lord Trumpsworth sabotaged it. They were rescued by the Fourth Doctor, who convinced Adrian to discontinue work on the craft. (COMIC: The Emperor's Spy)
In the 1970s, Captain John Hart sent out a submarine expedition led by Commander Ridgeway to search for the Sea Devils. The Sea Devils captured the submarine and its crew, but the Third Doctor helped free them. (TV: 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. (COMIC: *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. (COMIC: The Glen of Sleeping)
German U-boats Edit
During World War I, a German U-boat, the U-20, sank the RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915, which precipitated the entry into the United States of America into the First World War. (AUDIO: The Sirens of Time) In World War II, a German U-boat patrolling the English Channel in 1943 was sent forward in time to October 1964, where it threatened to torpedo the Isle of Wight ferry. Sir Toby Kinsella of the Intrusion Countermeasures Group ordered Group Captain Ian Gilmore and his squad to investigate and render assistance to the personnel of the nearby Lanchester Naval Base. (AUDIO: State of Emergency)