1. Confederate Torpedo Boat David Aground

    Confederate Torpedo Boat David Aground

    Confederate Torpedo Boat David Aground - Charleston, SC, 1865
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    1870: Vehicles on the Streets of Tokyo by Utagawa Yoshitora

    Utagawa Yoshitora was a designer of ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints and an illustrator of books and newspapers who was active from about 1850 to about 1880. He was born in Edo (modern Tokyo), but neither his date of birth nor date of death is known. He was the oldest pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi...
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    c. 1485 boat design by Leonardo da Vinci

    Not sure what this dude was reading back than, but too many weird things surrounding the same person do not make him a genius. If anything, they should make him a suspect. da Vinci Boat Design P.S. I do know that da Vinci had a whole bunch of other "ahead of its time" things designed. Please...
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    1874: USS Alarm - what was it?

    We do not have tremendously much information on this ship. There is some, but compared to other ships it appears to be lacking info. It sure does appear to be lacking photographs. USS Alarm - an experimental torpedo boat constructed at the New York Navy Yard - was launched on 13 November 1873...
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    1873: Russian Round Armored Ships of Admiral Popov

    In accordance with the 1856 Treaty of Paris, which formalized Russia's defeat in the Crimean War, Moscow was forbidden to deploy its fleet in the Black Sea. This did not fully suit the imperial government and by 1871 (the moment the agreement was denounced and Russia was given back its right to...
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    19th century Canal Trolley Boats

    This is an FYI type article, the contents of which I do find interesting nevertheless. May be at some point we will understand the 19th century infrastructure capabilities. As it stands we are left to marvel various technological innovations those people were able to come up with in between...