Lake Torpedo Boat

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The Lake Torpedo Boat Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut was an early maker of submarines for the US Navy. Founded by Simon Lake in 1912, the firm competed with John Philip Holland's Electric Boat Company until financial difficulties led to the company's demise in 1924. The company completed 26 submarines for the US Navy, designed two US Navy submarines that were built in other yards, and built several other submarines for civilian use or that were not accepted by the Navy. The company also designed the Imperial Russian Navy's Osetr-class_submarines, the first of which was Lake's Protector.

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