Model of a submarine, Antoine Lipkens, Olke Uhlenbeck, 1835 - 1840

Model of a submarine, Antoine Lipkens, Olke Uhlenbeck, 1835 - 1840

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The 19th century was full of experiments to create under-water vessels. Antoine Lipkens worked on developing a Dutch submarine. From his extensive studies, and trials by Uhlenbeck, this model was made. It incorporates several improvements, such as a centrifugal pump for propulsion. Due to a lack of financing, a full-size version of this model was never built. The first operational submarine entered service in the Royal Netherlands Navy only seventy years later.

On display in gallery 0.13-Z13.19 Ship models

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