Archaeological Reconnaissance of the 1865 American‐Built Sub Marine Explorer at Isla San Telmo, Archipielago de las Perlas, Panama

  title={Archaeological Reconnaissance of the 1865 American‐Built Sub Marine Explorer at Isla San Telmo, Archipielago de las Perlas, Panama},
  author={J. Delgado},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  pages={230 - 252}
  • J. Delgado
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
A wrecked submarine lying in the inter‐tidal zone of Isla San Telmo, off Panama's coast, has been identified as Sub Marine Explorer, a rare surviving example of a mid‐19th‐century submersible. One of the world's first successful lock‐out dive‐chambers, the craft had a fatal design aspect that ultimately harmed its crew and may have killed the builder through the effects of pressure. Documentation of the submarine provides a detailed understanding of this technologically advanced but flawed… Expand
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