Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Engineer
- vol. 83, 14 May 1897, p. 496
"The Holland submarine boat being built at the Nixon shipyard, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.A., is about 50ft. Long, 10ft. 3in. In diameter amidships, and is cigar-shaped. The shell is of half-inch steel at the greatest diameter, gradually thinning toward the ends. It carries three Whitehead torpedoes. The fuel is to be oil, and compressed air is to be stored in reservoirs at 3,000 lb. Pressure for use in operating the torpedoes, expelling water ballast, and for the respiration of the crew. The vessel is meant to move through the water with the conning tower above the surface, but it can be entirely submerged, when the motive power will be electricity, furnished by a storage battery."