Something in between a diving bell and a submarine. It was brilliantly designed and definitely on its way to a modern submarine.
John Holland was a contemporary and must have been following the news of the submarine build.
Could he have even met the builder ?
32nd Parallel 1/12th scale U.S.S Holland
Scale Shipyard 1/48th scale Type IX
Alexander Engel 1/48th scale Gato
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