Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tsarist Aquanefs

I borrowed a book from the library this week: "Submarines of the Tsarist Navy: A Pictorial History", Edited by Spassky and Semyonov, 1998


This is a wonderful little book, delivering exactly what it promises with pictures and diagrams of the Russian Imperial Navy's submarine fleet up until the Bolshevik takeover.  Lots of great Aquanef inspiration inside and two designs which have caught my initial attention are:

Osetr (Lake) Class, 6 boats in class, built by a US firm 1903-106


Delfin - the first Russian battle submarine, launched in 1902



3 comments:

Bill Pixley said...

That first ship is the Dunderberg. Built in 1865 for the US Navy. Too late for the Civil War it was sold to France.

Captain Bill

Bill Pixley said...

Sorry wrong listing.

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Thanks Bill! - I've updated the right post.

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