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Peral Submarine

By pamelajean
Looking for some different angles on this submarine on the promenade in Cartagena, Spain (3 versions).
Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy’s Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century.

The Isaac Peral Submarine was single-hulled, and the ballast tanks were located underneath the torpedo tube This single torpedo tube was the only weapon in the sub.

The first practical submarine ever built, the Peral was launched on Sept.8,1888, sixteen days before another pioneer electric submarine, the French Gymnote.

After being decommissioned, this historic sub was scrapped, but the hull was sent to Cartagena where it now stands at the water’s edge as a fountain.


Tags: Marine Transport Vessel Craft Navy Naval Nautical

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
10 Jun 2015 1:31PM
How unusual to be sitting in a fountain. A very interesting set and well captured.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
10 Jun 2015 1:36PM
V3 works for me.

Invented by an Irishman, John Holland.

10 Jun 2015 1:37PM
Excellent narration and well depicted in the images.
10 Jun 2015 1:45PM
Super images Pamela and an interesting write up,
PhilT2 Plus
12 589 34 England
10 Jun 2015 1:54PM
Interesting images Pamela...........looks a bit like a beached whale
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
10 Jun 2015 2:10PM
Interesting and nicely illustrated, Pamela. Reminds me of a wooden one displayed in Barcelona.

CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 2:12PM
That was a challenge! Rather like V2Smile
mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
10 Jun 2015 2:20PM
Interesting and well captured set of record shots
Like Phil, my first impression, on seeing the thumbnail image, was that it was a beached whaleBlushBlushBlush
rgg 10 11 United States
10 Jun 2015 3:22PM
Good set.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
10 Jun 2015 4:10PM
An unusual addition to a fountain! But makes a great subject Pamela Smile Go for V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
10 Jun 2015 4:12PM
A big beast, Pamela, excellent captures.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 4:56PM
v2 and v3 for me Pamela - wonderful shapes and colours SmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 5:38PM
Terrific, unusual and interesting shots; V3 for me.
10 Jun 2015 5:40PM
Interesting shots Pam, beautifully taken..Lin
carper123 10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 7:24PM
3 super variants, Pamela, however I do have a preference for v2, all well observed and taken,
Nice one,
Darryl x
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Jun 2015 8:35PM
Thanks for showing us this interesting ship and for your informative text!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 8:39PM
Most unusual, makes a great tourist attraction.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 9:04PM
Interesting write up and images, Pamela.

10 Jun 2015 9:15PM
Great reportage of a bygone era in maritime history. Perfectly presented, Pam.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
10 Jun 2015 9:16PM
Good intro up top to accompany this set although I can only open V 1: good POV which appears to enhance the size of the craft.
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 9:44PM
They don't make 'em how they used to!Wink
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2015 10:29PM
Interesting set and info. I thought the tide had gone out and left it stranded.Smile

ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
11 Jun 2015 12:35AM
I like V1 the most followed by V2...have always had the utmost respect for the men who were brave enough to weeks in them...such confined space....I could never do it...
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2015 7:31AM
Excellent series Pamela. V1 favourite, great pov and capture.

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2015 12:41PM
Three excellent shots of this historic installation.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
11 Jun 2015 7:44PM
It looks like an air balloon in the thumbnail.
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2015 10:10PM
A fine trio of images which only go to show how amazingly brave the early submariners must have been!
Regards Don
xwang 13 56 8
11 Jun 2015 11:02PM
Interesting information, it reminded me an old one I saw in Liverpool a few years ago.. V3 is amusing, a good diving ..Grin
ukgubbi 10 5 India
12 Jun 2015 6:06AM
Great set. Just 15 days back , I was in Maldives and I did submarine dive about 60m below the sea. It was amazing below. That submarine was oval shaped. This had a different role.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2015 5:24PM
That could be fun on a hot day!
good write up Pamela
expect nothing less from you"
and some interesting crops , has to be V1 ... looks great
johnke Plus
9 232 17 England
16 Jun 2015 11:22AM
A good POV, very interesting and informative, well done Pamela....John
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2015 10:14AM
Three really interesting images... Love the angle in V2.... Cool photos!

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