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H 245 x W 175 mm

136 pages

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Published Apr 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784915827

Digital: 9781784915834

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Underwater archaeology; Submarine; Steam-powered; Resurgam; Victorian; Engineer; Garrett; Maritime

The Resurgam Submarine

‘A Project for Annoying the Enemy’

By Peter Holt

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The Resurgam is one of the earliest 'working' submarines, designed by Victorian engineer George William Garrett. This book describes how the Resurgam was built, how she may have worked and what happened to her.



Introduction; Glossary; Timeline; George William Littler Garrett; 19th Century Submarines; Garrett and the Royal Navy; The Egg; Building Resurgam; The Resurgam Submarine in Use; The First and Last Voyage; Searching for Resurgam; Rediscovery; The SubMap Project; Later Site History; Site Formation; Resurgam Today; A Reanalysis of the Loss of Resurgam; The End?; Appendix 1: Tables; Appendix 2: The Open Letter; References