John P. Holland and his Submarines
September 2, 2003 12:50 PM   Subscribe

Explore the work of the father of the modern submarine. John P. Holland, an Irish-American born in 1841, designed and built many early submarines including the first in the U.S. Navy. The Irish Fenian Brotherhood’s Skirmishing Fund financed his early work, including the Fenian Ram, the imagined scourge of the British Navy. They eventually stole it from him but were confounded by its controls. Instead it was displayed in Madison Square Garden to raise funds for victims of the 1916 Irish Uprising.
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posted by putzface_dickman (3 comments total)
Can someone mirror this quickly?
posted by SpecialK at 1:25 PM on September 2, 2003

Bah, already gone. :(
posted by SpecialK at 1:26 PM on September 2, 2003

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posted by putzface_dickman at 3:05 PM on September 2, 2003

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