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Author Topic: Trans-Oceanic Benthic Exploration and Preservation League  (Read 2689 times)
Spectre
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« on: January 28, 2009, 02:24:10 pm »

Son’s and Daughters of Nemo unite!

I, Vice-Admiral Rudolph Beggley, of the Cowford Steampunk Society’s flagship submersible the Matanzas hereby call to order the Trans-Oceanic Benthic Exploration and Preservation League.

Ultimately our shared mission is to encourage the entertainment, education and information of submarines, and diving systems, both historical and imagined that are found so rare in steam culture!

While there is a rich tapestry of aquatic realms to explore, if any choose to participate would like to bring awareness to real time oceanic concerns.
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Founder of the Trans-Oceanic Benthic Exploration and Preservation League
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 08:16:58 am »

Mr Spectre,

Verne and Nemo are definitive Steampunk icons. My own persona is a submarine boat captain. We are not the fringe, we are the core. In my opinion, too many have gone for the gas bag and forgot their roots.

In real life I spent 16 years under our oceans on various submarines. I have driven under polar ice caps and sailed the waters of the tropics. I have done many things I could only right about in fiction...and probably will. :-)

To you and your able crew and worthy ship, I salute! If the Engine of Destruction should meet you in open water, know you meet a friend.

Fair winds and following seas to you my friend,
Connor
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Spectre
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009, 04:47:28 pm »

Huzzah! Captian MacPhie!

My humble exploration vesel stands alongside in salute!

Let our adventure begin!

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Spectre
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 07:30:34 pm »

So I am thinking of a charity to support.

I am partial to Earth Eco. I actually did some work for the Cousteau Society at one time, but Captain Cousteaus grandchildren are continuing the expeditionary and educational aspects of his work I am looking at making a donation to them in the name of the T-OBEPL.

www.eartheco.org
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Spectre
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 12:54:34 am »

I found the deckplans, originally drawn in 1895 for the USS Plunger, SS-2, while looking for a submarine that ran on steampower only. Not batteries, no diesel.

Naturally I started modifying it for my purposes. The heavy lines are what I beleive to be the pressure hull. I know it is small, at 65 feet long, and only carried a crew of seven. Yet it is something I can wrap my imagination around.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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brass_sonambulist
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 04:35:00 pm »

I hope its not too late to join?

Verne and Nemo are definitive Steampunk icons. My own persona is a submarine boat captain. We are not the fringe, we are the core. In my opinion, too many have gone for the gas bag and forgot their roots.

I must admit I myself am a fan of Gas Bags and have only recently realised what a shame the the many wonders of the sea have been pushed aside.

I myself am currently without a vessel but when current projects permit I hope to design one myself.
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Spectre
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 04:38:39 pm »

No you are not! Welcome aboard.
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Ylva Gamall
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 10:16:49 pm »

Greetings fellow lovers of steamy sea things.
Living by the ocean shore most of my life has given me a love for all things that travel by sea. My father is an engineer on a ship which has helped add to that love.
I was wondering if I, a person of the female gender, may join. I ask because I do not know if you men still hold onto old superstitions.
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vela
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 08:55:40 am »

Spectre, those plans you found are marvelous!

I have a soft place in my heart for the HUNLEY, by the way.

I too am female, but if that isn't a problem, I too would like to join.

-vela
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 05:01:46 pm »

I am a sea captain as much as an air captain, I believe that both horizons have new frontiers that are unexplored. My submarine, the Cyborg's Maelstrom stands ready for exploration.
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Angus A Fitziron
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2010, 08:38:06 pm »

Maybe we should be looking at a larger version of Monturiol's Ictineo II?

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15749.0.html

The limitation of small size (~50') and wooden construction made use of his chemical engine a challenging experience. What about a proper sized submarine (say ~ 150' waterline) made out of bronze?
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