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Type Armored submarine
Length 382 Feet (116.434 meters)
Weight 18,750 tons (in dry dock)
Speed 18 knots
Crew 201
Armament

12 torpedo launchers in 6 external ball turrets, capable of fring120 DH-11 high explosive proximity torpedoes. Launchers have 180 degrees of movement.

Status Destroyed

The Ulysses was a submarine vehicle from the surface world. It was developed by Whitmore Industries to serve as the primary transportation vessel in the expedition to find Atlantis. The ship serves as an iconic image in the promotion of the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire.


The Ulysses is massive, much larger than the average submarine in that time. It is big enough to house up to two hundred crewmen and passengers, as well as numerous other vehicles while still maintaining some moving space within. The bridge is located within a glass enclosure at the front of the ship, the glass thick enough to withstand immense pressure. The Ulysses was lightly armed, with only half a dozen twin torpedo turrets for self defense. The Ulysses carries 24 sub-pods, which were small submersible pods capable of high speed attacks and maneuvers. They were manned by two people each, and mounted several torpedoes on each side. They also carried at least four massive lifeboats that were stored in a large rear ventral bay, each capable of carrying dozens of people as well as many vehicles of different types.

The Ulysses was featured in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, during which the expedition encountered the Leviathan. While the submarine was designed to withstand a great deal of damage, it was clearly not able to take on the energy discharges from the Leviathan. Despite counterattacks from the sub-pods and the Ulysses's torpedoes. The blasts proved to be too much, forcing the crew to abandon ship before its boiler exploded. It was ultimately destroyed by one final energy discharge, taking one of the lifeboats down in the blast.

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