The Beatles’ submarine war began on February 9, 1969, when the group performed at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
The song, “Submarine” is a collaboration between the band and the submarine manufacturer, Vincenzo Cipollini.
The band members were invited to an all-day submarine meeting, where the design for the submarine they were building was presented to the Italian designer.
The team, led by singer Paul McCartney, decided to name their submarine, “Beatles Submariner.”
The song was initially intended to be a tribute to the U.S. submarine fleet, but McCartney was forced to change the title to “Submariner,” as the band was not authorized to use the word submarine.
The Beatles were inspired by the history of the submersible industry.
The submersibles of the 1940s and 50s were designed to survive a variety of environmental conditions, including earthquakes, flooding, and even the explosion of a nuclear weapon.
The designs were also meant to be stealthy and have low-observable sonar, making them ideal for detecting submarines.
The Beatles used the design of the submarine to craft their song “Submerged,” which was released on February 10, 1969.
The original title was “Beatle Submarine,” but the band changed the title because of the political climate of the time.
McCartney said he changed the name because the Beatles were not allowed to use “submarine” in their song lyrics.
The Beatles made their first submarine voyage on February 23, 1970, with guitarist John Lennon and drummer Paul McCartney aboard.
They performed at a British festival in Wales, and McCartney later wrote a book titled Submarine, in which he described the experience as “one of the most incredible days of my life.”
McCartney wrote in the book, “We were swimming up a hill, a small ship, and we were submerged, underwater for five minutes and then we were back on land.
That was the biggest experience of my career.”
The Beatles returned to the surface of the Atlantic on April 12, 1970.
They had made a successful return to the United States on April 14, 1970 with the group performing at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
The first ever submarine to be tested in the United Kingdom was the HMS Bounty, which was launched on April 24, 1970 by the Royal Navy.
After its launch, the Bounty, with its crew of two, made two more attempts to reach the surface.
However, on June 13, 1971, HMS Bounty exploded in the Atlantic, killing all of the crew aboard.
The submarine’s crew of five men and a woman survived.
On June 14, 1971 the British submarine manufacturer Vincena released a statement saying that it had successfully completed its first test with the sub, and the next day, May 31, 1972, Vucetak released a video statement that stated, “The world’s largest and most successful submarine submarine is now ready for service.
This new technology will revolutionize the way the submarine industry operates.
Vucets Submarine has now reached a level of sophistication that will be difficult for any existing submarine to match.”
In May 1972, the submarine was commissioned and renamed “Beatlsea,” with its first official mission on June 4.
The ship was officially renamed “Vucetaker” after the shipbuilder who built it, Vuccetak.
The Royal Navy purchased the submarine in 1973, and it remained under the command of the Royal Naval Academy until 1987, when it was sold to the British government for a nominal price of £500,000 ($760,000).
In January 2017, the British-built submarine was towed back to the shipyard and placed in storage at the Royal Yacht Club in Portsmouth.
The sub was decommissioned in May 2017.