Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Confederate Aquanef

Hot on the heels of the Tsar's designers are the Confederate Aquanef builders!
CSS David Charleston 1865 - public domain image
Confederate inventors were the first on the board when William Cheeney developed a small three man submersible in the James River of Virginia in 1861 shortly after the outbreak of hostilities. A second, larger craft was developed by the same team and was similarly experimental. Cheeney’s craft were unsuccessful and were poorly documented although their existence was reported by Union spies. They were the first of a long line of curious craft...

Read more at Suite101: Confederate Submarines of the Civil War: From The CSS Hunley to the CSS David | Suite101.com http://christopher-eger.suite101.com/confederate-submarines-of-the-civil-war-a121370#ixzz1cXvIhRTT


http://militaryhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/confederate_submarines_of_the_civil_war

3 comments:

Ironmammoth said...

IF your interested Scheltrum Miniatures make a waterline model of both the David and the Hunley for 28mm scale.

http://www.scheltrum.co.uk/blue.html

Phil Curran said...

All that is needed are some more miniatures.

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