Ship Design and AppearanceEdit
The Polar Tang is a submarine that is green in the front and yellow in the back. Unlike most pirate ships, it is mostly made out of metal and runs on engines instead of sails. The upper decks are made of wood, though, and there are two tall masts on both the front and back levels. Circular windows line the craft, and the Heart Pirates' Jolly Roger and Law's "DEATH" tattoo are plastered on the exterior. There are also lights resembling streetlamps on the outside in order to allow sight underwater.
Inside the ship is an advanced medical room, where Law can perform operations on patients.
Summit War SagaEdit
The Heart Pirates came to Marineford on the Polar Tang during the Battle of Marineford in order to save Monkey D. Luffy. They fled Marineford with Luffy and Jinbe, managing to evade Aokiji's Ice Age and Kizaru's Yasakani no Magatama attacks. Later, Law turned the recovering Luffy and Jinbe over to Boa Hancock on a stolen Marine ship.
After the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance was formed, the Heart Pirates prepared to set sail for Wano Country in the Polar Tang along with some of the Straw Hat Pirates and the Kozuki Family retainers.
- Tang, or surgeonfish, are members of the family Acanthuridae that are characterized by their scalpel-shaped spines.
- The Polar Tang also shares its name with two individual submarines (the USS Tang (SS-306) and the USS Tang (SS-563)) as well as the Tang-class submarines used by the United States.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 18-19) and Episode 487, The Polar Tang makes its debut at Marineford.
- ↑ SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 82, The Polar Tang's name is revealed.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 9-13) and Episode 490, Luffy's getting healed with the help of the submarine's medical equipment.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 4-7) and Episode 489.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 3) and Episode 513.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 (p. 13).
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 5).