Bowling Green man building his own submarine

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Inspired by Captain America: The First Avenger, the owner of USAwning got bored one day almost 7 years ago.

Joe Gore sat down with News 40 for an interview to talk about his passion project that he started years ago with his employee’s help. Gore told News 40 when he told his crew he wanted to build a submarine, everyone “looked at him like he was crazy” except Russ Allen who said he was on board immediately.

Since the July 4th weekend of 2016, Gore and Allen have been working on the submarine on Saturdays and Sundays to get it ever closer to launch day. It’s almost complete at this point, Gore said he only needs a few more things.

Still some things left on the list are thrusters, small motors and an air purifier but the most important thing is money. Gore said he saves up and spends where he can but he’s hoping to get it done sometime next year. And with 2 racing seats, he’s ready to really cut through the water.

“A lot of them go 3 maybe 4 knots, and they’re not built for maneuvers, but this one, you should be able to do corkscrews.”