Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ictíneo a Victorian Era Submarine

Ictíneo (derived from the Greek words for fish and for ship) was launched in 1859 in Barcelona harbor by Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol. The submarine, was made of olive wood supported with oak rings and was sheathed in two-millimeter thick copper. The submarine measured 23 feet (7 meters) in length, and had enough space for the captain and a four man crew. The sub was powered by cranking.

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