|30 April 2008||Updated the Home page to reflect my job change in 2004.|
|5 April 2008||Updated email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and favorite links. Added some details of the career of John Holland's father and John Holland's time as a Irish Christian Brother to the Timeline.|
|1 Nov 2004||Finally got a cable modem and updated welcome page with new email address (email@example.com). I have alot of new images and some new information, but I am new my limit of file space. Nonetheless, I will be making some updates in the near future. Added birth and death dates for Frank Cable.|
|16 Oct 2003||Added more information on the 1893 competition to the Plunger page.|
|28 Nov 2002||Updated the John Holland biography page with information found in the library of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, England|
|17 Nov 2002||Updated the Baker Boat page with information provided by Klara Hunt. Updated the Frank Cable, Isaac Rice and Lawrence Spear pages based on obituaries provided by Victor du Busc.|
|3 August 2002||Removed references to A. Tromp meeting from the Dutch Submarines page after learning they had nothing to do with the O-1.|
|2 August 2002||Updated the Michael Holland page with new information about his son John.|
|11 July 2002||Added Wilhelm Bauer's Brandtaucher built in 1850 to the Competition section.|
|8 May 2002||All of John Holland's patents are now available for viewing.|
|2 May 2002||Nearly done re-writing the site using style sheets. Added new material to several pages. Reworked the photo albums. Made a major effort to correctly credit all images. Will be adding new images of the computer model in the near future.|
|19 Nov 2001||Updated information on the Nordenfelt submarines in the timeline of submarine development and key inventions. Completed cleaning of the Record Plan elevation drawings of the Holland found in the model builders section.|
|30 Oct 2001||Updated the Gymnote page based on material found in the Graf Collection of the Paterson Museum and the Arthur Constantin Krebs website.|
|16 Sept 2001||Updated the Arthur Busch biography based on material found in the Graf Collection of the Paterson Museum and the duBusc Collection of the Submarine Force Library.|
|6 August 2001||Added hyperlinks to higher resolution images of Reuterdahl sketches to A Look Inside the Holland VI associated with John Holland. Also replaced the sketch of the Argonaut I obtained from Scientific American with a similar but higher quality image from one of Simon Lake's patents.|
|21 July 2001||Added a photo page of Places and Monuments associated with John Holland.|
|17 June 2001||Added a page for the Peacemaker designed by Professor Joshua Tuck and linked it to the Timeline. The Peacemaker underwent trials in 1884 and 1885.|
|3 June 2001||Added information to the Genealogy page obtained from additional documents provided by John Scanlan.|
|27 May 2001||Added a page for the Nautilus designed by Campbell and Ash and linked it to the Timeline. The Nautilus underwent trials in 1886.|
|25 May 2001||Added information to the Genealogy page obtained from documents provided by John Scanlan.|
|17 April 2001||Added a page for George Baker's boat and linked it to the Timeline. George Baker's boat underwent trials in 1892 and took the life of it's inventor. U. S. Patent 530466 was granted to his widow in 1894.|
|12 March 2001||Added information on the French submarine Gymnote and linked it to the timeline of submarine development and key inventions.|
|6 March 2001||Added information provided by Aaron Gelseth to the Genealogy page.|
|19 Jan. 2001||Added information on the French submarine Goubet II and linked it to the timeline of submarine development and key inventions.|
|23 Dec. 2000||Built an introductory page for model builders. This page contains links to scans of original Holland drawings as well as information developed for my 3D computer model.|
|19 Dec. 2000||Last week, I received my third request for drawings from someone wanting to build a model of the USS Holland, so I have started a new section just for model builders. The first page provides the offsets for the hull and superstructure plus information on shell seams and plate thickness.|
|19 Dec. 2000||Added sketches of Le Plongeur to the Le Plongeur page.|
|29 Nov. 2000||Added a page describing the ballast system of a submarine in response to a request from a middle school student in Hawaii.|
|14 Nov. 2000||Added a page for the CSSHunley and linked it to the timeline of submarine development and key inventions|
|20 Oct. 2000||Added a page for the Intelligent Whale and linked it to the timeline of submarine development and key inventions|
|13 Oct. 2000||Added a timeline of submarine development and key inventions. I will add more information on non-Holland submarines and key inventions as time and research permits.|
|2 August 2000||Updated the biography of Arthur L. Busch based on documents found at the Cutchogue Library in Cutchogue, NY and added a letter of recommendation for Arthur Busch written by John Holland.|
|1 August 2000||Completed cleanup of drawing for Patent 708552 "Submarine or Other Gun" granted to John P. Holland in 1902.|
|17 July 2000||Completed transcribing Patent 337000 "Hydrocarbon Engine" granted to John P. Holland in 1886.|
|14 July 2000||A softcopy edition of this website was produced in time for the U.S. Submarine Force Centennial. It contains a short history of each of John Holland's submarines plus a detailed account of the Holland VI/USS Holland. The booklet is being sold through several outlets. The Electric Boat Fairwater Store added it to their website today.|
|21 June 2000||Added the drawings for patent 337,000 (Improvements to the hydrocarbon engine) granted to John Holland in 1886.|
|11 June 2000||Completed transcribing "How to Fly Like a Bird" by John P. Holland.|
|6 June 2000||Added a a list of Patents Issued to John Holland.|
|1 June 2000||Added a new page containing details of the Russian Som class boats based on information found on the Russian Imperial Navy website http://www.navy.ru/users/lapin/Imperial/index.htm.|
|May 2000||Added details of the Fulton's career in the Russia Navy found on the Russian website http://www.navy.ru/users/lapin/Imperial/som.htm to the Fulton page.
Added Holland Family Genealogy page. Added a link to this page from the John Holland Biography page.
Updated the Seawater Systems page. This page now contains larger images, a better description of the system and a system diagram.
Updated the Compressed Air Systems page. This page now contains a brief description of the air systems on board the USS Holland and links to pages containing system diagrams and description of the 2000 psi, 50 psi and 10 psi subsystems.
|April 2000||Updated the Japanese submarine page using information obtained from a paper by Sean Rowan (Irish Ambassador to Japan).
Updated the Dutch submarine page using new information about the O-1 trials obtained from Bram Otto.
Updated the Plunger page.
Updated the Harry Caldwell page based on an interview with his son published in the New London Day.
|February 2000||Added the text of
patent 708,552 entitled "Submarine or Other Gun" to the Historic Documents list and provided a link to the page from the
Weapons Systems page. The drawing will follow.
Created a photo collection page. Initially, this page has six photos of the Holland VI. Other photos will be added as time and disk space allow.
Added more information on the electrical system of the Holland.
Added option to remove frames. Linked the drawings of the Fenian Ram, Holland VI and O-1 to higher resolution versions of the same drawing. Added a photo of U.S. naval Academy Cadets boarding the USS Holland to the Navy Years page. Added several of my favorite links to the Web Rings and Links page. Added more information on the structure of the Holland.
Added a photo of Japanese submarine No. 6 to the Japanese submarine page. Replaced the photo of A-1 model with a photo of the Porpoise to the American 'A' Boat page. Added an historical note to the bottom of the Holland VI page.
|January 2000||I received complaints because I removed the old navigation links when I implemented the new pull down table of contents. The original navigation links have been restored.
Revamped the website format to include an pull down Table of Contents in a frame on the bottom of the screen. Removed unnecessary links and modified all others to work with frames.
Modified the home page per recommendations made by John Schultz of Weapons and Warefare on the Web. Moved the Bibliography, Acknowledgements and Web Rings to separate pages and added these pages to the table of contents. Converted the image from gif format to a compressed jpg format.
|December 1999||Added photos of William Kimball and Lawrence Spear. Added birthdate of Harry Caldwell, date of William Kimball's birth and death, and date of Lawrence Spear's death.
Added information about additional Holland submarines purchased by Russia to the Fulton web page.
Added the personal recollections of original crew members William Reader, Richard Williams and Harry Wahab to the historic documents directory and created links to these pages from the Historic Documents List and the Navy Years pages.
|November 1999||Made corrections and additions to the newspaper account of the wargames held September 25, 1900 at Newport, Rhode island.|
|October 1999||Added a new page for Lawrence Spear. Naval Constructor Lawrence Spear oversaw the construction of the American "A" Boats. In 1902, Spear was hired by the Holland Torpedo Boat Company and became John Holland's boss. In 1942, Spear became president of the Electric Boat Company.|
|September 1999||Added photos to the Fulton webpage and the Holland VI webpage. Added a description of the financial problems that led to the theft of the Fenian Ram and the Fenian model as well as a description of the theft itself to the Fenian Model webpage.
Added a page dedicated to the Wargames of 25 September 1900 during which the Holland "sunk" the battleship Kearsage. Also transcribed the text of a newspaper article about these wargames and added it to the Historic Documents.
Added an article about Theodore Roosevelt's trip onboard the USS Plunger and created a links to the document from the American 'A' Boats and Historic Documents pages.
Added a page dedicated to the Dutch O-1 (A Holland Type 7-P).
Added a page dedicated to Japanese 'Holland' submarines.
Replaced Type 7 Page with separate (and far more complete) pages for the American A Boats and the British Hollands. Replaced several images with better quality images.
|June 1999||Added a sketch of the Holland I drawn from memory by William Dunkerly to the Holland I page. This is one of a set of sketches published in the Paterson Sunday Chronicle in 1916.
Added John Holland's letter of resignation from the Electric Boat Company to the Historic Documents List and added a link to it from the John Holland Biography page.
Added Alan Burgoyne's report on the British submarine fleet to the Historic Documents List and added a link to it from the Type 7 page.
Added the sketch of John Holland's design that was published by Lt. Barber USN in 1875 to the Early Designs page.
|May 1999||Added the letter from The Holland Torpedo Boat Company offering to sell the Holland to the Navy to the Historic Documents List.
Added "The Submarine Boat and Its Future" by John P. Holland to the Historic Documents List and added a link to it from the John Holland biography page.
Added Captain John Lowe's report on structural tests performed on a 3/8 scale model of Hull 8 in 1899. The test pressures reached 150 psi before any hull deformation was detected. This report can be reached via the Structural systems page or the Historic Documents List.
Added a drawing of the Plunger found in the April 25, 1896 issue of Scientific American to the Plunger page . Created a list of historic documents reproduced on this website. Created a link to this list from the home page.
Added an images of the computer model to the Holland Overhaul page and the Structural Systems page.
Added an image of the Holland I plaque in Paterson, NJ to the Holland I page. Added new information about the later years of the Holland to the Retirement Years page and linked many of the footnotes to copies of the newspaper articles which are stored in the Documents directory.
|April 1999||Added an image of the computer model of the battery well and a textual description of the battery to the Battery page. Added a textual description of the hull structure to the Structures page.
Dr. Richard Knowles Morris has reviewed and edited most of my web pages. I have begun to make the changes and corrections he suggested. In addtion, I have added information about what happened to the USS Holland after she was retired from active service to the Retirement Years page and added the full text of John Holland's "Notes on the Fenian Ram" with links to it from the Early Designs, Holland I, Fenian Ram and John P. Holland pages.
Added excerpts from "Notes on the Fenian Ram" by John Holland to First Design page and Holland I page.
Removed Specification and Description from the Holland VI table of contents to make room for an electrical systems page. Modified the links on the Holland VI page to point to the new location.
|17 March 1999||Grand Opening|
Gary W. McCue