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Peral submarine - Cartagena

Peral submarine - Cartagena

Launched in 1888, this Holland type submarine was the first in the Spanish Navy. Retired in 1913, it was presented to the city of Cartagena in the 1970s. Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Peral#The_Peral_submarine

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Interestingly there are two wooden submarines in front of the maritime museum in Barcelona, one a traditional cigar shape and the other a slightly expanded version of the American 'Turtle'. Does anyone know the history of these attempts assuming they predated the one shown here.
 

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