The underwater boat came of age in the 19th Century.
Presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike.
The potential of undersea warships was always understood, but it was during the 19th Century that submersibles came of age. This is the development of submarine warfare and the pioneers that risked everything in the silent world.
Zebulon Vitruvius Pike is a gentleman adventurer, mercenary explorer, dime novel hero and veteran of the late unpleasantness. After serving in the US Aeroship Cavalry and as special agent to the President, Pike left government service to travel the world. When not saving civilization as we know it from science pirates, abominations of nature and invaders from the beyond, Professor Vitruvius occasionally lectures on topics of interest in history, science and technology. Meanwhile, in the unforeseeable future, Kevin Geiselman has been attending, running and presenting at science fiction conventions for several decades. And while he considers himself a writer of not insignificant skill, he has yet to be formally published.