Ictineo II replica at the harbour of Barcelona- Ictineo II was a pioneering submarine launched in 1864 by engineer Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol of Catalonia, Spain and was the first air independent and combustion powered submarine and was the first submarine to overcome the basic problems of machine powered underwater navigation.
USS Monitor wreck on the ocean floor.
Adastra Trimaran, Future Super Yacht
Launched in 1800, the French 74-gun Duguay-Trouin escaped destruction or capture during the Battle of Trafalgar. Then, in November 1805, she was again fighting a British fleet. In the thick of battle, her captain and all lieutenants fell dead or wounded. An ensign led her to the last, striking the flag as her main mast crashed and further fighting was impossible. She then became HMS Implacable and once repaired, brought into the Royal Navy where she fought in many further campaigns. She…
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine in New York Harbor.
Which Real-Life Victorian Sub Inspired Jules Verne's Nautilus?
Which Real-Life Victorian Sub Inspired Jules Verne's Nautilus? Le Plongeur ("the diver"), invented by Captain Simeon Bourgeois and launched in 1863, it was the first submarine to be powered by mechanical means: a compressed-air engine operating a reciprocating engine. It was also the largest submarine built up until that time. At 140 feet,