"Submarines" (Part 3) traces the history of "the ultimate stealth platform" back to the American Revolution, when a submersible named the Turtle attacked a British ship in New York harbor. The attack failed. In the Civil War, a Confederate "machine of desperation" called the Hunley did sink a Union vessel but it itself sank shortly thereafter. The hour also profiles Irishman John P. Holland, "the father of the modern submarine," whose innovations were co-opted by the British and the Germans.
ballistics, missile, sea-battle, submarine, war, warship