Amid all the confusing and contradictory reporting that accompanied the discovery of The Foolkiller submarine in 1915 Chicago, there are a handful of mentions of an "Eastern man". On this episode, we look through the annals of submarine history in search of this mysterious figure.
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Blue Dot Sessions
Reverend George Garrett's "Resurgam"
Together with Garrett, Nordenfelt built this baby
A newspaper illustration of the first test of The Nordenfelt
Nordenfelt 3, sold to The Ottomon Empire, became The Abdul Hamid. Here it is not long before it sunk after attempting to fire a torpedo
Professor Tuck's first "Peacemaker" doesn't look like a very comfortable ride, particularly for the captain, who wore a diving suit on the exterior
The Peacemaker 2 was a big improvement
Here's The Peacemaker 2 on its failed New York trial
The Distinguished Simon Lake
Lake's first submarine, the less distinguished-looking Argonaut Jr.
Though it still had wheels, The Argonaut 1 was more professional looking
Lake's first military model, The Defender
Here's one of the surprisingly few photographs of George Baker's Baker Boat
Finally, here's John Phillip Holland, the very model of a 19th century submarine inventor (just look at that mustache!) and some of his many subs
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