to the newest page in the history of the United States Navy and the American Civil War--
and an as yet unfinished story . . .
These pages relate the still-unfolding story of
the Alligator, which, only a few years ago, had all but fallen out of
the history books.
Thanks to the efforts of a team of researchers in a variety of fields, this unique submarine is regaining her place in the story of America:.
in June 2006 Undersea Warfare recognized Alligator as the Navy's first submarine.
The Historical Record
The Boat & Its Designer
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Old Subs Place (Jim Christley)
Modeling Alligator Junior (Tim Smalley)
Office of Naval Research
The information presented in these
pages is the result of collaborative research on the part of a number of
(in alphabetical order) Dan Cashin, Jim Christley, Jeffrey Malone, Michiko Martin, Catherin Marzin, David Merriman, Richard Poole, Mark Ragan, Tim Smalley, Alice Smith, and Chuck Veit.
Credit goes to the team; mistakes go to my attention (C. Veit)
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