The inventor of the first practical submarine began his work in a secret Irish attempt to sink the Royal Navy

Hall Jr., Robert D.
October 2000
Military History;Oct2000, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p28
Discusses the making of the first prototypes submarine, designed and constructed by John Holland to attack Britain's Royal Navy in 19th century. Factors that lead to the sinking of Holland's Boat No. 1; Historical account of Boat No. 2, Fenian Ram.


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