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80+ Submarine Names From Real Life And Fiction

This list of submarines is inspired by real and fictional submarine fleets from around the world.

If you are looking for good submarine names, then you are in luck.

This list is full of submarine names, from the names of the best US Navy submarines to names of famous submarines from fiction, and even battle submarines that made into the news. Whether you are looking to find out about the world class US Navy submarines (identified by the abbreviation USS, standing for United States Ship), famous submarine names from around the world, or are just looking for names of submarines for own fictional stories and games, this list can help.

So, what are you waiting for?  Find the best submarine names here! For more boat names, check out these pirate ship names from history and fiction and these boat names from history, nature and fiction.

Names Of Real Life Submarines

You may even find names of USS nuclear submarines in this list.

If you are looking for US submarine names and other real submarines, this list is made just for you. Ballistic missile submarines, attack submarines and cruise missile submarines are the three classes of submarine that are used in the United States. Find submarines from all of these classes on this list!

1. Argonaut, was a class of US submarines.

2. Bass, was a Barracuda-class guided missile submarine.

3. Bonita, was the Barracuda-class submarine known for her bulky sonar dome.

4. Cachalot, was the first submarine to have torpedo data computer onboard.

5. Cuttlefish, was a Cachalot-class submarine.

6. Dmitriy Donskoy, is the biggest submarine in the world, it belongs to the Russian Navy.

7. Karanj, is an Indian submarine.

8. Nautilus, was a Narwhal-class submarine.

9. Perch, was a submarine that was destroyed by damage from Japanese ships.

10. Permit, was a Porpoise-class submarine.

11. Pickerel, sunk after the damage caused by Japanese ships.

12. Pike, is a Porpoise-class diesel-electric submarine.

13. Plunger, a class of US Navy submarines.

14. Pollack, was built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery in Maine.

15. Pompano, was built at the Mare Island Navy Yard in California.

16. Porpoise, earned five battle stars for her service in World War II.

17. Salmon, was manufactured by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut.

18. Sargo, received the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

19. Saury, continued to serve as a target and training submarine after its service in both the World Wars.

20. Sculpin, was damaged by a Japanese destroyer. Her Captain John P. Cromwell went down with the submarine.

21. Seadragon, destroyed 10 Japanese ships during World War II.

22. Seal, was a US navy submarine under Lieutenant Karl G. Hensel's command.

23. Sealion, was a United States guided-missile submarine. The first of all the US navy subs to be called Sealion.

24. Searaven, was the only US navy ship to be named sea raven.

25. Seawolf, was accidentally sunk by another US Navy destroyer.

26. Shark, was a Balao-class submarine, which was lost to the sea.

27. Skipjack, was the first submarine with a teardrop hull and nuclear power.

28. Snapper, was a Salmon-class submarine.

29. Spearfish, was a Sargo-class submarine.

30. Sailfish, is known for sinking Japanese aircraft carrier Chuyo 3, this ship was originally called Squalus.

31. Stingray, was built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. This submarine has earned twelve battle stars for her World War II service.

32. Sturgeon, was a Salmon-class submarine.

33. Swordfish, was sunk by Japanese ships.

34. Tambor, was dry docked at a port in Toledo, Ohio.

35. Tarpon, received seven battle stars for her World War II service.

36. Tautog, this submarine is known for sinking the highest number of enemy ships during World War II.

37. Thresher, was the submarine that inspired several episodes of the TV show 'The Silent Service'.

38. Triton, was a Tambor-class submarine.

39. Trout, was another Tambor-class submarine.

Fictional Submarine Names

Submarines have been used extensively in fictional stories.

Most submarines have around 134 members of the crew, but in your own fiction as many people as you wish can operate a submarine! In case you are looking for names of fictional submarines, then this list of fictional navy ships is just for you. Check out the names of some of the most popular ships from films, books, radio and TV shows.

40. Deep Trouble, a submarine ship that appeared on a BBC radio comedy series.

41. Gotengo, also known as Atragon, is a fictional submarine battleship from 'Tokusatsu'.

42. Hydronaut, is a fictional submarine ship that appeared in the science fiction film 'Around The World Under the Sea'.

43. Iron Fish, is the fictional submarine ship that appeared in British comic 'The Beano'.

44. Nautilus, is the fictional submarine that appeared in Jules Verne's novels 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea' and 'The Mysterious Island'.

45. P-1, was the first color anime submarine cartoon that appeared on the TV show 'Marine Boy'.

46. Proteus, was the fictional submarine that appeared in the science fiction film 'Fantastic Voyage'.

47. Red October, was the revolutionary stealth submarine that appeared in the book 'The Hunt For Red October' by Tom Clancy.

48. Skydivers, were fictional submarines that appeared in the TV series 'UFO'.

49. Sword, was the fictional submarine that appeared in the novel 'Facing The Flag' by Jules Verne.

50. Stingray, was the futuristic submarine that appeared in the TV show 'Stingray'.

51. Supercar, was the fictional submarine that appeared in the TV show 'Supercar'.

52. Thunderbird 4, was the small submersible that appeared on the TV show 'Thunderbirds'.

53. Voyager, was the fictional submarine that appeared on the American animated science fiction TV series 'Fantastic Voyage'.

54. Yellow Submarine, was the submarine featured in the song by rock band The Beatles.

Funny Submarine Names

Though many submarines are named after fish and marine mammals you can also choose an entirely different name for your own fictional submarine! This is the list of some of the most fun names of submarines inspired by movies, TV shows, books and even songs. So, check out some of the cool submarine names from this list for ideas!

55. Jaded, for a submarine stuck on the same monotonous task.

56. Jafar, a submarine whose name is inspired by a character from the TV show 'Aladdin'.

57. Jinx Frost, a submarine whose name is inspired by characters from the 'James Bond' movies.

59. Knight Of The Caribbean, a submarine whose name is inspired by 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'.

60. Lament Configuration, a submarine whose name is inspired by a fictional lock puzzle.

61. Lamprey, a submarine whose name is inspired by an ancient extant lineage of jawless fish.

62. Lucia, a submarine whose name is inspired by a song by Bryan Duncan.

63. Lucifer, a submarine whose name is inspired by the TV show 'Lucifer'.

64. Maelstrom Avenger, a submarine whose name is inspired by a character that appeared in the Marvel comic 'Eternals'.

65. More Than Enough, for a submarine has just the right amount of space in it.

66. Mr. Joshua, for a submarine whose name is inspired by its owner.

67. Mya Jane, a submarine whose name is inspired by a character that appeared in the movie 'Spiderman'.

68. Mystic of Time, for a submarine that only works at night.

69. Night Time In Miami, for a submarine that docks in Los Angeles more than any port.

70. The Psamathe, a submarine whose name is inspired by the name of the daughter of King Crotopus.

71. The Alpheus, a submarine inspired by the Greek God of the river.

72. The Thalassa, a submarine inspired by the Greek Goddess of the sea.

73. The Shark, a submarine inspired by the dangerous aquatic predator.

74. The Eel, for a submarine that looks like a this long fish.

75. The Goblin Shark, a submarine that is inspired by the game 'Dungeons And Dragons'.

76. The Fugu, a submarine inspired by the Japanese poisonous pufferfish.

77. The Grandeur, for a submarine that is huge but with no weapons.

78. The Grace, for a submarine that carries out her duties with strength and grace.

79. The Infinity, a submarine name that is inspired by the 'Avengers: Infinity'.

80. The Blade, a submarine name that is inspired by the movie 'The Blade'.

81. The Intelligence, an ironic name for a submarine fleet with a not-so-intelligent crew.

Kidadl has lots of great name articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for submarine names from real life and fiction and want to find more names of ships, then why not take a look at something different like these funny pirate names or these funny boat names for all kinds of boats?

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