Fastest human-propelled submarine [1 crew | w/prop]
Last updated: September 17, 2017 at 21:16 pm
WASUB V – 7.42 knots (13.74 kph / 8.5 mph), piloted by Robert Braam, June 2015. The WASUB V is a one-person submarine with propellers designed and built by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). Crew: 1. The record was set during the 2015 International Submarine Races (ISR) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center near Bethesda, Maryland.
PREVIOUS RECORD: OMER 8 – 7.282 knots (13.49 kph / 8.38 mph), piloted by David Barry, July 2013. OMER 8 is a one-person submarine with propellers designed and built by the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) Université du Québec à Montréal. Crew: 1.
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