Submarines “Ictíneo I and II”

Project description

1:1 scale replica of the submarines Ictíneo I and II (Ictíneo = fish+boat). Film “Monturiol. Lord of the seas”. The film tells the saga of success and failure of a pioneer: Narcís Monturiol . The first autonomous submarines that were built in the world were made in Barcelona in 1859 and 1864. From “Ictinteo I” only retain an engraving and a paragraph in a book; the replica is inspired by both documents. From “Ictineo II” 150 plans are preserved in the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, one of the best civil Gothic buildings in the world.

Details
  • Structural type: Hull wood, propulsion and stabilization with compressed air
  • Ictíneo II length: 18 m
Situation

Project data

  • Client: Maritime Museum of Barcelona, Port Autònom de Barcelona
  • End of construction: 1992
  • Budget: 200.000 €
  • Works done: Design and works direction