12 August- John Philip Holland

John Phillip Holland is regarded as the father of the modern submarine. He was born in Liscannor County Clare. He was for a time a Christian Brother and teacher of mathematics in schools in Armagh, Portlaoise, Enniscorthy Drogheda and Dundalk. He emigrated to the USA where he developed the first submarine to be commissioned by the US Navy. He later designed the first submarines in the British, the Dutch and Japanese navies. John Phillip Holland died in Newark New Jersey USA in 1914 On This Day

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Liscannor photo

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