The "Dragon of Death" was a massive submarine fashioned after a giant sea-monster built by Imperial Japan during World War II. It was piloted by Captain Okada, and stationed in the Pacific near Honolulu, Hawaii. Part of their mission was to capture any US navy ships to gather information on an American military outpost on Kuona island. Their plan was to set off the inactive volcano on the island and destroy the base. They would capture the US destroy the "Whinfield" and attempt to torture Commander Phillips to get information. When Phillips would refuse to talk they would capture his daughter and threaten to torture her instead.
He capture would bring Captain America and Bucky to their rescue. Captain America would free Phillips and his daughter then destroy a barge loaded with TNT from setting off the volcano. Believing Cap to have died in the explosion, Bucky would furiously use ship cannons to sink the Dragon of Death, however Cap would turn up alive and well.The Dragon of Death was salvaged by the United States military but was later stolen by Hydra and used as their base during their earliest operations in the late 40s.
CapabilitiesThe Dragon of Death was a massive submarine which could dive and travel below water. It's depth range is unknown. It's massive size could allow it to carry an unspecified amount of troops as well as store large destroyer class ships inside it's interior. It's massive "dragon's head" could rend ships apart or "swallow" them for capture.
WeaponsThe Dragon of Death was armed with torpedoes and side mounted cannons.
Onboard EquipmentThe Dragon of Death had a communications system, radar, and para-scope as well as other features that were common in conventional submarine.
Captain America and Bucky encountered a similar submarine called the Sea Dragon that was created by Doctor Yototio. On the contents page the title of Dragon of Death story is,"Captain America and the riddle of the Great Sea Dragon" [Official Index To The Marvel Universe:The Avengers,Thor & Captain America#1(6/10)].
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