By: John Kammerer
Why build a personal submarine? It is a fair question, to be sure. Perhaps the most simple answer is, “I’ve always wanted to and now I can.”
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This is my first narrative devoted to my Project 765, building a personal submarine that will be christened SMV SeaHawk when completed.
Did you ever have an idea capture your imagination so firmly it lasted your whole life?
Senior year of high school, I was 18 years old. A couple of paperback books caught my eye at the local candy store: “Raiders of the Deep,” by Lowell Thomas and “Hunters and the Hunted,” by Jochen Brennecke. Both were collections of actual stories, first-hand accountings, of submarine warfare from WWI and WWII. I still have the books I bought so long ago, carefully preserved.