Human Powered Submarine

We are a group of students at the University of Southampton that design, build, and test human powered submarines to compete internationally! We have competed in the International Submarine Races in 2015, 2017 and 2019 at Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Carderock, USA.

The society consists of approximately 50 interdisciplinary students from various academic tiers including undergraduates, Masters Students, PhDs and EngDs.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, naval architecture, astronautics & aeronautics, biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science.

However, just because you're not a STEM student doesn't mean you can't get involved! We welcome students of all disciplines to join us to help with engineering or SCUBA dive with the sub. This year we aim to compete at the European International Submarine Races held in Gosport.

More information on the race can be found here: http://www.subrace.eu/.

About Human Powered Submarine

Membership Fee Information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, paid memberships are not available to purchase until further notice

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Human Powered Submarine this year are:

  • Timothy Holgate
    Dive Officer
  • Anna Harrison
    External Relations Officer
  • Samantha Middleton
    Finance Officer
  • Hugo Webber
    Hull Team Lead
  • Richard Emblem
  • Maria Stagno Navarra
  • Ali Treanor
  • Toivo Saabas
    Transmission Team Lead

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Human Powered Submarine are available to view below