Author Results for John D. Littlefield

Reconstructing the Design of the American Civil War Semi-submersible CSS David

By John D. Littlefield

The American Civil War saw the need for many quickly conceived experimental projects in naval warfare. CSS David, a semi-submersible torpedo boat, proved to be an important innovation as it spurred development of both the modern torpedo and submarine. Historians superficially mention ‘Little David’ when discussing the historic attack of the Union blockader New Ironsides on 5 October […] Read More

Filed under: American Civil War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Submarines