Ictineo II

Ictineo II

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ictineo II was a pioneering submarine launched in 1864 by Spanish inventor Narc?'s Monturiol i Estarriol, and was the first combustion engine-driven submarine, propelled by an early form of air-independent propulsion. It was also the first submarine to overcome the basic problems of machine-powered underwater navigation. Intended as an improved version of the Ictineo I, the Ictineo II was hand-propelled like its predecessor but included many improvements, including a chemical-powered underwater light, retractable pincers for handling objects, and separate ballast tanks for trim and depth control. The Spanish Navy pledged support to Monturiol but did not follow through and he was obliged to conduct his own fundraising efforts, writing a letter to the nation and encouraging a popular subscription which raised 300,000 pesetas from citizens of mainland Spain and Cuba. With the money obtained, the company La Navegaci n Submarina was formed with the objective of developing the Ictineo II.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135902563
  • 9786135902563