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U.S.S. Alligator

The Alligator was an early Civil War submarine built by a Frenchman – this site has a short history of the submarine and some nice images of the inventor’s hand drawn plans. 9 more words

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An Infernal Machine

While the C.S.S. Hunley is famous for being the first submarine to sink a ship in combat, but in 1861 another Confederate submarine, built in Richmond, was in the news.  26 more words

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Ironclads and American Monitors in Peru's Navy

Came across this while looking up ironclads – turns out two American Monitors were sold to Peru after the Civil War.


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A Wooden Submarine in New Hampshire!

“The tale of (Thomas) Buckley’s submarine at Hampton Beach years ago, sparked the interest of The Beachcomber this week with images of Jules Verne scenario right here in New Hampshire. 11 more words

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A steam powered fish: the Ictíneo

“Few Victorian inventions have the grace and charm of the Ictíneo, the series of two wooden submarines built by Narcís Monturiol i Estarrol in the second half of the nineteenth century. 37 more words

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Kroehl's Sub Marine Explorer (1860s)

Here are some current pictures of the Sub Marine Explorer mentioned in a previous post – pretty amazing that a wreck of a Civil War period submarine is to be found off Panama – 7 more words

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