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The Alpha in Latitude Zero
Subtitle(s) All-Purpose Submarine
(万能潜水艦,   Bannō Sensuikan)[1]
Height 12 meters[1]
Length 100 meters[1]
Width 19.5 meters[1]
Targets Black Shark
Piloted by Craig McKenzie
First appearance Latitude Zero
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Not to be confused with "Alpha" Titans in the Monsterverse.

The Alpha (アルファ号,   Arufa-gō) is a supersubmarine featured in the 1969 Toho film Latitude Zero. It is based on a similar ship, the Omega, from the 1941 Latitude Zero radio drama.


Showa era

Latitude Zero

Alpha was first launched in the early 19th century by Captain Craig McKenzie. Years later, it was used to save Dr. Ken Tashiro, Dr. Jules Masson, and Perry Lawton who were trapped in a bathysphere. They then attempted to travel to Latitude Zero but were stopped by Malic and Kroiga in the Black Shark, before the enemy craft retreated. After Malic created Griffon, he deployed her to attack the Alpha, but she retaliated and caused the destruction of the Black Shark, killing the monster and Malic in the process. Afterwards, the Alpha continued on its journey.

Reiwa era

Shin Ultraman

A model of the Alpha appears in the S-Class Species Suppression Protocol office.



This is a list of references for Alpha. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. 28 September 2012. p. 128. ISBN 4-864-91013-8.


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