Photos Very Early Sub Shot

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Looks like Civil War era? Can anyone tell by the pattern how many stars are on the flag?

My first thought was it was the Hunley until I saw the flag at the stern.
 

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yeah nice call it even has the bell on the forward mast as in the drawing.
 

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Yah I would have said later than civil war. Construction of the hull was too advanced for civil war era. Looks like pretty advanced metal work there.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: splean</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Those are some very brave men to ride around in that thing. </div></div>

Thats an understatement LOL - awesome old picture.
 

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I have never seen a picture of the USS Holland of any others from that time period. Thanks for sharing. MM
 

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I'm not a Navy guy but that sub looks to be the size of a modern torpedo. Definitely took some nerve to crew one of those.
 

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In 1905 Theodore Roosevelt became the first U. S. president to take a submerged ride.

He was so impressed with the hazards and hardships of the duty that he instituted submarine pay for crew members.
 

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Not only dangerous to crew those but look at how low in the water the two "battleships/gunboats?" in the background are riding.