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29/02/1840 Irish engineer John Holland is born

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John Philip Holland by suttler

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John Philip Holland: aireagóir an fhomhuireáin nua-aoisigh / inventor of the modern submarine

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No Deck to Strut Upon - John Phillip Holland US Navy Submarine 80110 HD

He is known as the father of modern submarine. He designed the first submarine ordered by U. S. Navy, the USS Holland. The same design was ordered by Royal Navy and The Imperial Japanese Navy. The boat had many features that submarines of the early 20th century would exhibit, albeit in later, more advanced forms.
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