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How to Use a Toilet on a Nuclear Submarine? (Video) – NewsEverything | Technology

Submarines spend most of their active time being underwater. That’s what they are built for. And this is also the reason why many things are done differently on submarines compared to surface marine vessels.

Royal Navy submarine HMS Victorious.

Royal Navy submarine HMS Victorious. Image credit: Defence Imagery via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Let’s consider a military submarine. How do they do simple things, such as showering, or doing absolutely necessary things such as going to the toilet? Of course, it is not a spaceship, but when you are completely immersed in the water and in a very confined space, everything is a bit different, including sleeping, eating, keeping your stuff, and everything that is related to the personal hygiene.

Here’s how all that is done:

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