Welcome
to the newest page in the history of the United States Navy and the American Civil War--
and an as yet unfinished story  . . .

These pages relate the still-unfolding story of the Alligator, which, only a few years ago, had all but fallen out of the history books.
Thanks to the efforts of a team of researchers in a variety of fields, this unique submarine is regaining her place in the story of America:.
in June 2006 Undersea Warfare recognized Alligator as the Navy's first submarine.

Overview

The Story of Alligator

Civil War Submarines

USS Alligator (J. Christley)

The Historical Record

Official Records of the Navy

Newspaper Reports

Civil War Submarine Chronology
Letters Relating to Alligator’s Construction & Deployment

The Boat & Its Designer

Schematics

3d Digital Model

Brutus de Villeroi

Location map of Philadelphia in 1861

The Neafie & Levy Ship & Engine Building Co.

Sister Sites
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Old Subs Place (Jim Christley)
Modeling Alligator Junior (Tim Smalley)
Office of Naval Research

The Crew

Men (and Women) Who Built & Crewed Alligator

Sam Eakins

Operational Plan

Modern Information
Alligator Illustration to Color

Alligator Challenge Coins

Models of Alligator
“Join the Hunt! Alligator magnetic signs

Alligator Posters
Underwater Warfare Prints

Bibliography

Links

The Missions

Alligator's Five Missions

Another Way to Use the "Sub-marine Propeller?"

Maps

The information presented in these pages is the result of collaborative research on the part of a number of individuals, including
(in alphabetical order) Dan Cashin, Jim Christley, Jeffrey Malone, Michiko Martin, Catherin Marzin, David Merriman, Richard Poole, Mark Ragan, Tim Smalley, Alice Smith, and Chuck Veit.

Credit goes to the team; mistakes go to my attention (C. Veit)

To be notified when the NMLHA Alligator site is updated, please send an email to:
alligator@navyandmarine.org


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