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April 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2007, Vol. 133 Issue 4, p96
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The article focuses on the Holland VI, a series of Irish émigré John P. Holland's experimental submarines. The ship was purchased by the U.S. on April 11, 1900 and served the U.S. Navy for seven years. In 1916, the submarine was moved to the Commercial Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then to Starlight Park in Bronx, New York City by 1924. After the park was closed, Holland was purchased for $100 and cut up for scrap.


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