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/
Archive for August 11, 2008
Though this article is several years old, it recounts the discovery of a long-forgotten Civil War era submarine in of all places, Panama!
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