Holland & Brown – 2 Irish Giants of Naval History (#731)

The story of two men born seventy years apart on the west coast of Ireland - who went on to make a substantial mark on naval history. William Brown was born into poverty in County Mayo but went on to become the father of the Argentinian Navy while John Philip Holland from County Clare designed the first submarines used by both the British and US Navies.

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Holland & Brown – 2 Irish Giants of Naval History (#731)

In this episode we look at the story of two men born seventy years apart on the west coast of Ireland – who went on to make a substantial mark on naval history. William Brown was born into poverty in County Mayo but went on to become the father of the Argentinian Navy while John Philip Holland from County Clare designed the first submarines used by both the British and US Navies. Two fascinating stories with lots of sea-shanties to enjoy along the way! We do hope you enjoy!

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  • “The Mermaid” performed by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.
  • “Admiral William Brown” performed by The Wolfe Tones.
  • “Liscannor Bay” performed by Box The Vox.

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