Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Engineer
- vol. 89, 36572, p. 173
"The United States Navy Department have rejected the Holland submarine boat. The builders offered to sell the boat for 166,000 dols.; or, to add certain improvements and to sell for 170,000 dols.; or to build two new and larger boats for 170,000 dols. each. The majority of the Board of Construction rejected these propositions, because the company was already a delinquent in the case of the submarine Plunger, on which the Government had expended 99,716 dols., with no immediate prospect of completion. If the company makes satisfactory settlement for the Plunger, the Board would favour a contract for building a larger boat, as proposed; but it would not buy the Holland."