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Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns, and Pearls
- Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
- By: James P. Delgado PhD
- Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
- Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
In 2001, while vacationing on Panama’s Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. He learned that the wreck was the remains of one of the first successful deep-diving submersibles, built in 1864 by Julius H. Kroehl, an innovator during the Civil War. Delgado chronicles the confluence of technological advancement, entrepreneurial aspiration, American capitalist ambition, and ignorance of the physiological effects of deep diving in this compelling narrative.
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