Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Holland Submarine Boat
- The Engineer
- vol. 83, 11 June 1897, p. 598
The Holland submarine boat was launched from Lewis Nixon's Elizabeth Port, New Jersey, U.S.A., shipyard, on May 17th, 1897. Fifty-five feet long and eleven feet in diameter, with a perfectly circular cross-section and strong frames she was built to withstand the water pressure at a depth of 150ft, speed surfaced 8 knots, submerged 14 knots (maximum). Armament with one 18in. bow torpedo tube, three torpedoes, one 8in. aerial torpedo gun capable of throwing an 80lb. dynamite shell a distance of 1.5 miles, one 80lb. dynamite gun pointing aft, and capable of sending its shell 800 yards under water at a high velocity.