Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Notes and Memoranda
- The Engineer
- vol. 91, 36930, p. 141
During the discussions of the House Committee on Naval Affairs on the Naval Appropriation Bill Admiral Melville stated that the Holland submarine could not stem the ordinary tides at the entrance to New York harbour. Furthermore he claimed that there was not a single worthwhile development or patentable essential component in her construction. As a result, all attempts to include the further building of boats of this type were discontinued.