This is something I’ve been working on for a little while now. It started out with a fully modeled USS Holland (SS-1). The Holland is the first USA submarine invented by John Holland which became the first US official submarine. The Turtle which was invented during the Revolutionary War was a privateer vessel and not officially a part of the Continental navy which itself barely existed. Six of the Hollands were taken by the US and other variants were later built for other countries. They were mostly training vessels. Consisted of one torpedo tube and a dynamite cannon which somehow fired dynamite. The Hollands lasted from 1901 to 1905. None of the actual US submarines survived history but other variants in other countries have.
Initially it was only my intention to do the sub but after finishing it I thought it would be neat to see it floating on water so I’ve been building this scene. Just below the waterline is another scene so I can animate the sub moving under water as part of a very short movie clip. Just a work in progress I thought I would share.