Submarine boat Plunger – 1909
The US Submarine Boat "Plunger" circa 1909. A 107–ton Holland–type submarine built at Elizabethport, NJ in 1903. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt visited the "Plunger" and was the first U.S. Chief Executive to dive in a submarine. Out of commission from November 1905 until February 1907, "Plunger" was then based at the New York Navy Yard for two years and, beginning in October 1909, operated out of the Charleston Navy Yard in South Carolina. The submarine was renamed the "A–1" in November 1911 and stricken from the Navy list in February 1913. Later used as a practice target, her hulk was sold for scrap in January 1922.