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The Lake Submarine Boat
The Engineer
vol. 88, 6 October 1899, p. 344

Accession No.2689


Six years had elapsed since the Congress of the United States had made provision for the building of a submarine torpedo boat, and plans or designs were submitted by a number of people. After some deliberation the award was given to the Holland Submarine Boat Company headed by John P. Holland, the inventor and builder of the Fenian ram of the "seventies." Plans had also been submitted by Simon Lake of Baltimore. An order for the Holland boat had been placed in 1894 and by 1899 86 per cent. of the vessel had been completed. However, by that time the second version of Simon Lake's Argonaut designed by Simon Lake was already undergoing trials in New York.