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Author : Richard Compton-Hall
Publisher : Periscope Publishing Ltd.
Release : 2003
Page : 192
Category : Submarines (Ships)
ISBN 13 : 9781904381198
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This witty and perceptive account of the early years of submarine development contains much new material and the lives of the forgotten pioneers of submarines. It includes many wonderful inventions and even more colourful inventors, but focuses primarily on John Philip Holland, the Irish-American genius who took submarine development out of the hands of lunatics and visionaries and turned it into a deadly weapon of war.


Author : Richard Compton-Hall
Publisher : Sutton Pub Limited
Release : 1999
Page : 182
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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Richard Compton-Hall has combined meticulous research with his own experience as a submariner to provide an illuminating insight into the inventions and motivations of the early submarine pioneers.


Author : Paul Bowers
Publisher : Airlife Pub Limited
Release : 1999
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Release : 2013-09
Page : 28
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781230588605
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Robert Fulton, John Philip Holland, Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol, Julius H. Kroehl, Charles Momsen, William C. Eddy, Cornelius Drebbel, Allan Rockwell McCann, Wilhelm Bauer, Brutus de Villeroi, Arthur Leopold Busch, Murray Sueter, Simon Lake, Edmund Zalinski, Thorsten Nordenfelt, Elihu B. Frost, David Bushnell, Pacific Pearl Company, George Garrett, Isaac Peral, Maxime Laubeuf, August Howaldt, Horace Lawson Hunley, Stefan Drzewiecki, Charles A. Morris. Excerpt: Julius Hermann Krohl (in English his name is written Kroehl) was a German-born American inventor and engineer. He built the submarine, Sub Marine Explorer, technically advanced for its era, but destined to failure, because of decompression sickness, which may not have been well understood at that time by Kroehl and others. His achievements in architecture, civil and mechanical engineering were also significant. Julius Hermann Krohl was born 1820 in Memel, East Prussia (today Klaip da in Lithuania). His family moved to Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia around 1828. He arrived in New York City on 29 July 1844 on board the Fairfield. While residing in New York City, he became an American citizen on 26 October 1849, formally renouncing any loyalty to the King of Prussia and taking on the duties of American citizenship. During his civilian employment with the United States Navy, he was referred to as "captain." This may indicate that he had held an officer's commission in the Prussian Army prior to his emigration, or was an officer in a volunteer militia or fire company in New York. His father was Jacob Kroehl. He was a merchant in Memel. From 1829 to 1833, the family residence was listed as Hausvogteiplatz 11, Berlin, suggesting that the family relocated to the Prussian capitol around that time. His mother, Johann Philipine Dorothea, later immigrated to the United...


Author : Iain Ballantyne
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2019-03-21
Page : 752
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781409158523
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Originally a puny craft, derided as being of no worth, the submarine evolved to become an assassin of the deep, capable of sinking mighty battleships and gigantic aircraft carriers. The cast of colourful and courageous characters includes a former monk who created submersible boats to assist the cause of Irtish liberation, a spy who hid Confederate submarine secrets in her bonnet during the American Civil War and many a daring young captain who perished along with he men they command. During the two world wars no corner of the globe was safe from the depredations of submarines. The spectacular (and terrifying) story continued with the Cold War into the 21st century, making the submarine the most powerful vessel ever built, carrying enough nuclear weapons to end life on Earth.


Author : Department of Defense
U. S. Navy
Publisher :
Release : 2017-04-30
Page : 215
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781521190739
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This unique book presents a magnificent compilation of authoritative U.S. Navy documents on the past, present, and future of America's submarine fleet. Contents of this comprehensive digest of fascinating Navy submarine publications include: HISTORY: Early Years to Nuclear Power; Submarine Pioneers; Submarine Technology through the years from David Bushnell's Turtle, the first American submarine; Holland, K, L, O classes; Submarine Pioneers, Heritage of Simon Lake, pioneer; Silent Victory World War II - Salmon, Balao, Gato, Tench classes; Cold War - Skipjack, Permit, and Sturgeon classes; Submarine History Chronology and Timeline; Technology Innovations; Detailed History and Review of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Weapons, and Tactics during the Cold War; Soviet Subs; thorough bibliography with non-fiction, fiction and juvenile titles; Cold War Curiosities, the Radar Picket Submarines; Museum Listings CURRENT AND FUTURE SUBMARINE PROGRAMS AND TECHNOLOGY: 21st Century fleet including the SSBN Ballistic Missile subs with Trident nuclear-armed missiles; Fast Attack subs including the Los Angeles and Seawolf classes; the newest Virginia-class attack subs represented by the lead ship, the USS Virginia (SSN-774) and the USS Texas; Submarine Training; sixty-one frequently asked questions; the Boise deployment; Virtual Reality under the Sea; Submarine Stealth; SSBN Security Program; Submarine Communications; Anti-submarine Warfare; Future Concepts for New Designs in the 21st Century; Ohio-class SSGN conversion program for cruise missile and covert force deployment - the new era for four subs: Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan; Special Operations Forces capability to accommodate up to 102 Special Operations Forces and their equipment; two missile tubes to serve as lock-in/lock-out chambers, can host either two Advanced SEAL Delivery Systems, two dry-deck shelters, or one of each; land attack with up to 154 TOMAHAWK missiles; 22 large diameter missile tubes; Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Communications; provides ability to serve as Joint Command Center; Universal Modular Mast allows rapid integration of new technologies; improved communications via the Common Submarine Radio Room; test bed for future payloads - Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, Submarine-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Undersea and Submarine-Launched Weapons Systems, Undersea Sensors. This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This e-book format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference book that is as convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from renowned experts you trust. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!


Author : James P. Delgado
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2012-03-06
Page : 288
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1603444726
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In 2001, while vacationing on Panama’s Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. Local inquiries proved inconclusive: the wreck was described as everything from a sunken Japanese "suicide" submarine from World War II to a poison-laden "craft of death" that was responsible for the ruin of the pearl beds, decades before. His professional interest fully aroused, Delgado would go on to learn that the wreck was the remains of one of the first successful deep-diving submersibles, built in 1864 by Julius H. Kroehl, an innovator and entrepreneur who initially sought to develop his invention for military use during the Civil War. The craft’s completion coming too late for that conflict, Kroehl subsequently convinced investors that it could be used to harvest pearls from the Pacific beds off Panama, in waters too deep for native pearl divers to reach. In Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine, Delgado chronicles the confluence of technological advancement, entrepreneurial aspiration, American capitalist ambition, and ignorance of the physiological effects of deep diving. As he details the layers of knowledge uncovered by his work both in archival sources and in the field excavation of Kroehl’s ill-fated vessel, Delgado weaves the tangled threads of history into a compelling narrative. This finely crafted saga will fascinate and inform professional archaeologists and researchers, naval historians, students and aficionados of maritime exploration, and interested general readers.


Author : James P. Delgado
Clive Cussler
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2011-06-20
Page : 264
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1849088608
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James P. Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, presents a detailed and visually stunning examination of the history and development of the modern nuclear submarine. Calling on his training as a nautical archaeologist who was among the first explorers to dive the Titanic, Delgado recreates the story of the submarine from the bottom up – that is through eerie photographs of subs at the bottom of the sea. In addition, he explores submarine technology, from wooden to iron to steel hulls, from hand-cranked to nuclear-powered propulsion, from candlelight to electricity, from gunpowder 'torpedoes' to nuclear missiles. An esteemed underwater archaeologist and marine historian, Jim Delgado has compiled an extraordinary history of the dragons of the deep. Silent Killers is a triumph that is educational as well as highly entertaining. Clive Cussler


Author : John Swinfield
Publisher : The History Press
Release : 2014-02-03
Page : 256
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0750954795
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Sea Devils is a compelling account of pioneer submariners and their astonishing underwater contraptions. Some made perilous voyages. Others sank like stones. Craft were propelled by muscle-power or had steam engines with chimneys. Some had wheels to trundle along the seabed. Others were used as underwater aircraft carriers.Here John Swinfield traces the history of early submarines and the personalities who built and sailed them. From a plethora of madcap inventors emerged a bizarre machine that navies of the world reluctantly acquired but viewed with distaste. It matured into a weapon that would usurp the mighty battleship, which had for centuries enjoyed an unchallenged command of the oceans. In its long and perilous history the submarine became subject to fierce business, military and political shenanigans. It won eventual acceptance amidst the chaos and carnage of the First World War, in which pathfinder submariners achieved an extraordinarily high tally of five Victoria Crosses, Britain’s highest military decoration.Sea Devils brims with daring characters and their unflinching determination to make hazardous underwater voyages: an immensely readable, entertaining and authoritative chronicle of low cunning, high politics, wondrous heroism and appalling tragedy.


Author : Peter Holt
Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-04-30
Page : 136
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1784915831
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The Resurgam is one of the earliest 'working' submarines, designed by Victorian engineer George William Garrett. This book describes how the Resurgam was built, how she may have worked and what happened to her.


Author : Norman Polmar
Kenneth J. Moore
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release : 2004
Page : 432
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 159797319X
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Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary's homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear deterrent of the Cold War. For both East and West, the modern submarine originated in German U-boat designs obtained at the end of World War II. Although enjoying a similar technology base, by the 1990s the superpowers had created submarine fleets of radically different designs and capabilities. Written in collaboration with the former Soviet submarine design bureaus, Norman Polmar and K. J. Moore authoritatively demonstrate in this landmark study how differing submarine missions, antisubmarine priorities, levels of technical competence, and approaches to submarine design organizations and management caused the divergence.


Author : Lawrence Goldstone
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-06-06
Page : 352
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1681774844
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The controversial history of the attack submarine—and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland—that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare. From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over have demonstrated an enduring fascination with travel under the sea. Yet the riveting story behind the invention of the submarine—an epic saga of genius, persistence, ruthlessness, and deceit—is almost completely unknown. Like Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, John Philip Holland was completely self-taught, a brilliant man raised in humble circumstances, earning his living as a schoolteacher and choirmaster. But all the while he was obsessed with creating a machine that could successfully cruise beneath the waves. His struggle to unlock the mystery behind controlled undersea navigation would take three decades, during which he endured skepticism, disappointment, and betrayal. But his indestructible belief in himself and his ideas led him to finally succeed where so many others had failed. Going Deep is a vivid chronicle of the fierce battles not only under the water, but also in the back rooms of Wall Street and the committee rooms of Congress. A rousing adventure—surrounded by an atmosphere of corruption and greed—at its heart this a story of bravery, passion, and the unbreakable determination to succeed against long odds.


Author : Rebecca Stefoff
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2006-09
Page : 127
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780761422297
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"An examination of the origin, history, development, and impact of the submarine and related underwater exploration and transport technology"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Jerry Kuntz
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2016-02-09
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1438459629
Description :


A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America. Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industrial Revolution turned their attention to undersea technology. Inventors developed practical hard-helmet diving suits, as well as new designs of submarines, diving bells, floating cranes, and undersea explosives. These innovations were used to clear shipping lanes, harvest pearls, mine gold, and wage war. All of these underwater technologies were brought together by entrepreneurs, treasure-hunters, and daring divers in the 1850s to salvage three infamous shipwrecks on Lake Erie, each of which had involved the loss of hundreds of lives, as well as the worldly goods of the passengers. The prospect of treasure, combined with the national notoriety of these disasters, soon attracted the attention of local adventurers and the country’s leading divers and marine engineers. In The Heroic Age of Diving, Jerry Kuntz shares the fascinating stories of the pioneers of underwater invention and the brave divers who employed the new technologies as they raced with—and against—marine engineers to salvage the tragic wrecks of Lake Erie. “Jerry Kuntz has filled in a previously blank page in the story of diving—and done it well. The Heroic Age of Diving tells the story not only of the development of salvage technology but also the human side of this always-dangerous and often-deadly career. This is not a tale for the faint of heart (‘helmet squeeze’ is a gruesome fate), but one well worth reading for those interested in early technology and the men brave (or foolish) enough to gamble their lives using it. This book is a window on an unexplored (and unexpected) world, and the author deserves great credit for bringing it back into the light.” — Chuck Veit, author of Raising Missouri: John Gowen and the Salvage of the U.S. Steam Frigate Missouri, 1843–1852 “The Heroic Age of Diving is both very interesting and very important. Having spent over twenty years researching and publishing general diving history, I am confident that this book will fill an important gap in the nation’s diving history.” — Leslie Leaney, Cofounder, Historical Diving Society


Author : Iain Ballantyne
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2018-03-08
Page : 384
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1409158535
Description :


Originally a puny craft, derided as being of no worth, the submarine evolved to become an assassin of the deep, capable of sinking mighty battleships and gigantic aircraft carriers. The cast of colourful and courageous characters includes a former monk who created submersible boats to assist the cause of Irtish liberation, a spy who hid Confederate submarine secrets in her bonnet during the American Civil War and many a daring young captain who perished along with he men they command. During the two world wars no corner of the globe was safe from the depredations of submarines. The spectacular (and terrifying) story continued with the Cold War into the 21st century, making the submarine the most powerful vessel ever built, carrying enough nuclear weapons to end life on Earth.


Author : Satyindra Singh
Publisher : Lancer Publishers
Release : 1992
Page : 548
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN 13 : 9788170621485
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Author : Edwyn Gray
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2016-01-31
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 147385346X
Description :


Originally published in 1970 and out of print for nearly thirty years, this book has already earned its place as a classic of submarine history by an author with an international reputation for being second-to-none in evoking the claustrophobic horror of war beneath the waves. Accurate in detail, yet written with humanity and humour, it tells the story of Britains pioneer submarines during the 1914-1918 War during which their crews battled courageously in atrocious conditions against a skilled and ruthless enemy and an equally unforgiving sea.2001 marks the centenary of Britains Submarine Service introduced into the Royal Navy in the face of opposition from virtually every flag officer in the fleet. The dedicated enthusiasts who made up their crews were derided as members of The Trade but they fought the Edwardian Naval Establishment as fiercely as they were later to fight the enemy; And Victory was their reward on both occasions. Freshly illustrated, this second edition is a timely tribute to the gallant pioneers who created the legacy of dogged courage, determination, and standards of excellence which remain the proud hallmarks of the Royal Navys submarine service today.


Author : Richard Best
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2005-09-16
Page : 410
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9783540250197
Description :


The issue of aircraft air quality is attracting considerable attention of late, as access to public air travel has expanded exponentially. Aircrew and passengers are increasingly concerned about operating and service decisions that could affect their health, comfort, and safety. The editor of this volume invited a wide range of experts to provide an in-depth treatment of virtually all aspects of aircraft cabin air quality. The topics are covered at a level comprehensible to all who fly as well as being of sufficient depth to be informative to decision makers concerned with purchase, design, operation, and servicing of passenger aircraft. Topics are grouped under: Control of Aircraft Cabin Air Quality; Possible Effects of Low Humidity, Decreased Outside Air Flows; and Effects of Some Aircraft Malfunctions on Cabin Air Quality. The volume concludes with Air Quality Systems for Related Enclosed Spaces, in which chapters cover air quality in buildings, ships, submarines, and spacecraft, which provide novel approaches potentially applicable to aircraft.


Author : James C. Bradford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-12-01
Page : 1600
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 1135950334
Description :


With its impressive breadth of coverage – both geographically and chronologically – the International Encyclopedia of Military History is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history. From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the brilliant military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multi-cultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history.


Author : United States. Naval History Division
Publisher :
Release : 1959
Page :
Category : Government publications
ISBN 13 :
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