Archive for August 11, 2008

The Alligator (1860s)

Posted in Submarines (Pre-1900) on August 11, 2008 by secondmdus

Here is a link to a site detailing the history of the U.S.S. Alligator, and efforts to locate her – she was the U.S. Navy’s first submarine -http://www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/alligator/

Julius Krohel’s Submarine (1860s)

Posted in Submarines (Pre-1900) on August 11, 2008 by secondmdus

Though this article is several years old, it recounts the discovery of a long-forgotten Civil War era submarine in of all places, Panama!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article530327.ece

The Perkins Steam Gun

Posted in Early Guns 1800-1860 on August 11, 2008 by secondmdus

Long before the days of the Winans Steam Gun, Jacob Perkins had a plan for using steam to change the face of warfare. See this link for a detailed history of the Perkins Steam Gun -http://www.lateralscience.co.uk/perkgun/index.html

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