The Ictíneo I was the first known submarine built by Narciso Monturiol, a native of Barcelona, ​​between 1858 and 1859. It was 7 m long, 2.5 m wide and 3.5 m deep. Its initial purpose was to facilitate coral fishing. The name Ictíneo was the result of combining the ancient Greek words ichtus (fish) and naus (ship). A replica can be visited at the Barcelona Maritime Museum.


  • Title: Ictíneo I
  • Creator: Narcís Monturiol
  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Physical Dimensions: 21 x 15 cm
  • Provenance: Owned by José Martin-Crespo Powys
  • Type: From the Book Barcelona and the sea. Historical Monographs of Barcelona. Millá bookstore editions 1943.
  • Original Source: Luis Almerich Clovis Eimerich)
  • Medium: Paper

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