Wilkinson, Stephan
September 2010
Military History;Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses the history of submarines or undersea boats. German company Krupp Germaniawerft designed the first undersea boat called Forelle which became the classic World War I submarine and the prototype for future submarine designs. The successful design was based on internal combustion technology and the diesel engine which provide more fuel efficiency than gasoline. The German prototype was also the basis for the design of the U.S. Navy's S-class boats.


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