Designs for underwater boats date
back to the 1500s. In the 19th century, the first useful submarines began
to appear. During the Civil War, the Confederates built the H.L. Hunley,
a submarine that sank a Union ship, the U.S.S. Housatonic, in 1864. But
it wasn't until World War I that the first truly practical submarines emerged.
- Evolution of Submarine Design
The evolution of submarine design,
from its beginning as a compressed air or human powered warship to today's
nuclear power - timeline style.
- The Saga of the Submarine
From the early 1500s to the beginning
of nuclear power several pages of detailed
Photos of historical submarines.
Cornelis Drebbel's many inventions
include the first navigable submarine.
Turtle - David Bushnell
It was one of America's first submarines
designed by David Bushnell, a weapon designed to offset Britain's naval
supremacy in the War of 1812.
John Holland introduces the Holland
VII and later the Holland VIII (1900). The Holland VIII with its petroleum
engine for surface propulsion and electric engine for submerged operations
served as the blueprint adopted by all the world's navies for submarine
design up to 1914.
Several articles detailing history
and use of submarines from the US navy: Submarine Technology Through
the Years - History of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force - Chronology of Important
Events in Submarine Force History - Submarines on "Eternal Patrol" (1941-1945)
- Submarine Tenders - Frequently Asked Questions.
Kids: Lesson Plan - Build Your Own
Build your own submarine.
The history of the periscope.
K1, K2, K5, and K6 in harbor
of the Great War" website
page > Evolution
of Submarine Design