Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Engineer
- vol. 79, 11 January 1895, p. 29
"Secretary Herbert has determined to contract with the Holland Torpedo Boat Company for the construction of a submarine boat at a cost of 150,000 dols. Reports have been received from both the Bureaus of Steam Engineering and Construction stating that the plans for the vessel are entirely feasible, and that there will be no danger to the crew by the submergence of the boat. The special board appointed to report upon the thickness of the vessel has recommended that the steel in the middle portion of the craft be increased to half an inch and that it taper down at the end to three eights of an inch. The secretary has also approved this report.