Harbor Defense, Coastal Defense, and Concept Development Submarines
Most of these boats are the direct legacy of the father of the "modern" submarine, John Philip Holland. It should be noted that Holland had been forced out of the company that he founded, the Electric Boat Company, through a series of rather Machiavellian business moves, by March of 1904. The last submarine design that he had any influence over was the B-class. Despite this, so profound was his legacy that many of these boats were known as "Holland types" long after his death in 1914.
In the period covered by PigBoats.COM, the U.S. Navy changed the convention that they used for naming and designating their submarines several times. Because of this, many of the pigboats have had more than one name, potentially leading to confusion. We have done our best to sort out this potentially bewildering situation, and we highly recommend that you read through the short article at this link.
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Later Fleet Submarine Classes
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