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|299k||Protector was Simon Lake's first naval submarine. These sketches are adapted from drawings in Sudostroyenie, a Russian magazine. They do not show Lake's characteristic midship planes (but the plane axes are indicated here by arrows; note that the two planes are linked to work together). Note also the couches for the crew, indicated by x's in the plan (they were buttoned leather). Also not shown here is the engine exhaust that extended well above the deck and allowed the engine to operate while the submarine was awash.||Photo & text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
|67k||Lake's Protector was his rival to the Electric Boat's Fulton (A prototype of the Adder class (SS-2-8) submarines). She is clearly designed as as submersible surface ship, with high freeboard, a wide flat deck, and a large conning tower. The pipe aft is a exhaust engine. Lake sold this type of submarine to Russia.||Photo courtesy of pbs.org.
Text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.
|101k||Ready for launch at Bridgeport CT., Lake's Protector shows his characteristic twin-screw stern and a single torpedo tube. The two port-side hydroplanes are visible at the deck edge near the conning tower; the pipe farther aft is the engine exhaust. This photo ws taken no more than a month before the submarine was launched on 1 November 1902.||Photo courtesy of Submarine Force Museum and Library. Text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.|
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