U.S. - Early 19th century
|No. of items:||1|
|Object:||3 Shares of 10$|
|Designer/ Artist:||Simon Lake|
|Manufacturer/ Brand:||The Lake Torpedo Boat, Bridgeport Connecticut|
|Estimated Period:||Early 19th century|
|Country of Origin:||U.S.|
|Condition:||Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear|
The Lake Torpedo Boat Company 3 Shares 1916
The Lake Torpedo Boat Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut was an early builder of submarines for the United States Navy. Founded by Simon Lake in 1912, the firm competed with John Philip Holland's Electric Boat Company until financial difficulties led to the company's demise in 1924. The Navy ceased awarding contracts to Lake shortly before that time, partly because USS S-2 (SS-106), the company's entry in the S-class submarine design competition, was not selected for further production. Only five S-boats were built by Lake. Also, the yard was not physically able to build the large submarine cruisers then envisioned, such as USS Argonaut (SM-1). The Washington Naval Treaty's limits on submarines were also a major factor. At the time, the Navy wished to concentrate submarine construction at Navy Yards, particularly Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine. The company completed 26 submarines for the US Navy, designed two US Navy submarines that were built in other yards, and built several other submarines for civilian use or that were not accepted by the Navy.
with Story and Print of Simon Lake
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