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Dangerous Waters : USS Gato Class Submarine by rOEN911 Dangerous Waters : USS Gato Class Submarine by rOEN911
Thats my first underwater Scene render...Hope you like it !

Rendered with Cinema 4D edited to photoshop Cs6


After the US Pacific fleet had been seriously weakened at Pearl Harbor, at the beginning of the war in the Pacific much of the responsibility in the battle against the Japanese expeditionary forces rested on the shoulders of the American submariners. The submarines of the Gato Class were large fleet submarines that had been specially developed for use in the wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean. Due to their size and equipment they could remain in non-stop service for 75 days. Between 1940 and 1944, 77 Gatos were build at four different shipyards. Together with the Balao and the Trench Class they formed the backbone of the US submarine fleet. Most of these subs went to the Pacific, but a few were also used in the Atlantic. These submarines were extremely successful. Not only did they sink a large number of irreplaceable freighters and tankers, but they also decimated the Imperial naval fleet. The most grievous losses were the aircraft carriers Shokaku, Taiyo, Unyo and Taiho. Developed for use in the expanses of the Pacific, the Gato was much larger than for example the German type VII submarine. It had a length of 95 m, a beam of 8.20 m and a draught of 4.60 m. Its displacement was 1825 tons surfaced and 2410 tons dived. The diesel engine gave it a speed of 20.75 knots on the
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PrinceCharmingLoki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
awesome work :wow:
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AGV120395 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
now you can use it in Steel Diver: Sub Wars
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Looks like a scene from the film 'Torpedo Run'.
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JesusFood Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
it amazes me the amount of production on every side during ww2, the sheer weight in steel and manpower, and the fact that alot of it ended up at the bottom of the ocean, its dumbfounding. Great work as always man :)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers mate i am glad you like what i am doing :)
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Damocles662 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
As a Silent hunter game fan, I aprove, however mines is more " europa " that the Pacific!
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ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
S E A
M I N E !
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
MARVELOUS work/talent/gallery!! .... LRW
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for your kind comments :)
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Peterkat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Careful...Careful....(BOOM!!!)..... V
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Very nice
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
You're welcome
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I had to look twice to realize it wasn't another U-boat piece. Amazing what U.S. submariners accomplished against the Imperial Nipponese Navy in WWII. Why we don't get gripping movies about these heroes than more crappy remakes/prequels from Hollywood, I'll never understand. It shouldn't stop there, heroes shouldn't just be those who were on the winning side, like Letters from Iwo Jima so properly portrayed.

Wonderful ocean surface hull reflections....
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162eRI Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
What they did against the Japanese navy can't be compared to their counterpart German U-Boat. Even if US submarines had good techonology and were made in a war safe zone with all the needed materials, they couldn't compete with the German submarines. Nazy Germany had to use submarines, it was their only way to sunk down Anglo-American ships, while it wasn't as much crucial for the USA... (Germany produced far much more submarines than the USA) U-Boat were known for their modern technologies (by the end of the war, Germany had started producing electric stealthy submarines! They even had project to use submarines as launching platforms for rockets) And secondly, Anglo-American ships had very good sonar (plus the fact they knew how to read "enigma" secret German codes), it became very hard for U-Boat to sunk them as the years passed. Anglo-American ships developped counter-strategy to fight back German submarines. At last, by the end of the war, Nazy submarines bases were bombed almost everyday, so it's quite amazing they were able to sink so many ships. The same can't be say with Japanese ships, they lacked good sonars, were less numerous than Anglo-American convoy and were lacking good protection from Japanese war ships. So the task to sunk them were easier for US submarines (but far from me to want to diminish the courage of US submarines sailors!)
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162eRI Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
And by the way, beautiful work rOEN911!!! Very nice job!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeap they did good job
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Rat-of-the-night Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
awesome~!
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StarFoxFan11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
This almost looks like it's from the Battlefield:1942 series. Very nice!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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StarFoxFan11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
No problem.
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Beautiful ship! I'm very glad we have some of these revolutionary fleet submarines preserved at various places in the US - or, at least, I think some of the preserved ones were Gato-class (I know the USS Pampanito SS-383 back home is a Balao class). I think in the end, probably the two most critical weapons of the Navy in WW2 were the submarine and the carrier. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they decimated the traditional battle fleet components (cruisers, battleships) - but they didn't get the submarines and the carriers, and even Admiral Yamamoto knew this was a critical mistake.

Other than the size and poor performance of the American torpedoes for most of the war, how did the Gato technically compare to its German workhorse counterpart, the Type VII/C?
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it !
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
No problem. I've been a submarine geek since I was a kid so seeing this was a real treat. =)
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AnalyzerCro Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really good!!
Excellent underwater atmosphere. Modeling, lighting and rendering is excellent. Also a great sense of depth!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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angelanovus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool!!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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viiik33 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!!!
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome image!
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderfully done my friend, I´m so happy you started 3D, you´re getting better and better with every render and you´re only still at the start! Some masterpieces are surely ahead! Splendid sence of depth here, well done!!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xeromai :)
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milovanf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like a Titanic ship from the future.
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Lovely :) Reminds me of Destination Tokyo (I think that's the film...about a US submarine going to Japan).
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its the same story and same submarine :D
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Sweet. B-) There's a scene in the movie where a young sailor has to be guided how to disarm a Japanese bomb - every time I have to open up a shaken soda bottle, I think of that scene.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
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DarylChin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Time to play that manly theme:
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Hara-Sura Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason this piece blends the 2005 modern naval simulator (based on an engine dating back to the 1990s) Dangerous Waters from Sonalysts with the 2007 Ubisoft game Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific in my brain.

Of course I'm old school, I grew up with the 8-bit Silent Service.
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winnips Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the ship in finding nemo~ fish are friends. not food.
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hui-li Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool. This also kind of has a surreal feeling to it, with the water looking the way it does anyhow. And not to mention a rather interesting description to boot.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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hui-li Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: :iconroen911:
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GuyoftheWeek Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
fantastic
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of-the-skies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
On the what? :?

But this is totally awesome :D
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SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Great art and excellent knowledge of the subject matter. This belongs on the wall of a naval museum.
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb picture :clap:
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