Immigrants played a key role in Biblical and world history. Abraham and Sarah emigrated from Ur of the Chaldees to Canaan (Genesis 12:1). Ruth—grandmother of King David and ancestor of the Messiah—emigrated from Moab to Israel (Ruth 1:16). .

Hermann Kroehl and Nikola Tesla were just 2 awesome immigrants to the United States....Julius arrived in the New Jerusalem in 1844; served heroically among traitors during the Civil War, went on to invent the submarine, and was murdered in Panama in 1867.

The Baltic port city of Memel is called Klaipedia
today and is part of Lithuania.

Julius was born in the Baltic port city of Memel in East Prussia which is now part of Lithuania.

Prussia was known as the "Iron Kingdom," and Bismarck (1815–1898) was called the "Iron Chancellor."

Julius arrived in the New Jerusalem in 1844 and he became a U.S. citizen in 1849.

He was the precursor of Nikola Tesla.


No image exist of submarine
inventor Julius Hermann Kroehl.

The "Iron Age" had just commenced when Julius Hermann Kroehl arrived in the New Jerusalem.

Miraculously, Sub Marine Explorer survived
underwater since 1869.

Civil War veteran Julius finished his technological marvel in 1865 and offered it to the U.S. Navy.

They turned him down flat!

The sub was financed by a company called the Pacific Pearl Company.

Pacific Pearl was actually a dummy corporation created by the Bank of England.

The Pacific Pearl Company
stock certificate.

Compressed air was used to lower and raise the sub. The sub also had a unique filtration system that separated oxygen from saltwater so that the crew could remain submerged for hours. A single propeller, driven by a hand-cranked flywheel, was used for propulsion, and a small rudder at the stern was used for steering. All the submersible lacked from its modern counterpart was an engine and torpedoes!

In 1867, Julius was lured to Panama with his sub and he was sent to the pearly gates via "Purgatory." All the plans for the submarine were shipped to London, and the sub that sank the Olympic was based on the Sub Marine Explorer design.

Julius was an assistant engineer for the New York Crystal Palace!

In 1851, a world's fair was opened in London—the brainchild of another German immigrant named Prince Albert of Sharecropper and Gotha.

He deplored the backwardness of his adopted country, and he caused a great stink when he tried to fix the sewers in Windsor Castle.

London's Crystal Palace opened
for only 6 months in 1851.

German Prince Albert was the husband of Queen Victoria.

A man of peace, he believed that progress would end wars and unite the world in brotherhood.

He was the mastermind behind the construction of the Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition.

That Exhibition was a phenomenal success, but only stayed open for 6 months because the ruling classes HATED the Prince, peace, and progress!


Prince Consort Albert

After changing a bellicose letter that Lord Palmerston and Queen Victoria was about to send to President Lincoln, Victoria sent him to the heavenly palace in December 1861. By that time he had provided her with 9 children, so as far as she was concerned his main task was completed.

When the short-lived London Exhibition closed, an enterprising group of New Yorkers decided to open a similar exhibition showcasing the ingenious inventions of their new nation.

Elisha Otis demonstrating his elevator
at the New York Crystal Palace.

Julius Kroehl was employed as an assistant engineer during the construction of New York's Crystal Palace.

A world's fair similar to the London exhibition was held from 1853 to 1854.

That exhibition showcased the tremendous technological advances of the New Jerusalem.

In 1858, "arsonists" burned the beautiful building to the ground.


The New York Crystal Palace was burned
to the ground in 1858.

The elevator helped New Yorkers to "get it up" and facilitated the building of skyscrapers....The next iron project Julius tackled was the construction of a fire tower in upper Manhattan.

The original Koehl fire tower
in Harlem.

Fires started by "arsonists" were a frequent occurrence in New York City.

3 fire towers, equipped with warning bells, were erected at prominent locations, and manned 24 hours.

One of the towers was erected in Harlem.

The tower was still standing in 2015 when civic-minded citizens restored it to its pristine condition.


The Kroehl fire tower was restored
by civic-minded citizens in 2015.

During the 1850's, New Yorkers were not only reaching for the skies but they were looking downward. While he was working on the fire tower, Kroehl formed a company with a partner named Peter V. Husted. The partners were described as marine engineers Husted & Kroehl.

The diving bell was state-of-the-art
technology at that time.

In June 1856, marine engineers Husted & Kroehl won a contract to clear the rocks and shoals from the dangerous Hell Gate.

That was Kroehl's first experience with underwater work, but he was very limited by the then current underwater technology of the diving bell.

Kroehl knew that if he could develop a submersible that was independent of a surface ship it would greatly facilitate his underwater demolition work.

That was when he had his submarine eureka moment!


Husted & Kroehl won the contract to
clear rocks and shoals from Hell Gate.

Both partners continued in the Hell Gate demolition work until the outbreak of the Civil War.

The inventor volunteered to clear rebel obstructions from the Mississippi River!

In order to wrest New Orleans from the rebels, the U.S. Navy had to take the same route that the British armada took in 1814. Many of the admirals serving in the U.S. Navy wished that the British had won the epic Battle of New Orleans.

Admiral David Dixon Porter

Admiral David Porter secured Kroehl a position as a civilian contractor performing minesweeping operations at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

He conceived a brilliant plan to sweep away the rebel obstacles, but he was overruled by Admiral Henry Bell.

Bell was in reality a Confederate spy like General George Meade.

Koehl's plan eventually worked, but at the needless loss of 37 dead and over 100 wounded.


Admiral Henry Bell

After New Orleans was liberated, Koehl was dismissed as a civilian contractor. Bell had powerful friends in Washington City, like Gideon Welles and Admiral Farragut, so he used his influence to have Kroehl dismissed.

Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee

Julius Kroehl's next assignment was to clear obstructions from the mouth of the James River which flowed inland to the rebel capital at Richmond.

In charge of the operation was a cousin of rebel General Robert E. Lee named Samuel Phillips Lee.

General George McClellan was in charge of the Army of the Potomac, so Lee and McClellan worked together to make sure that Richmond did not fall to the Union!

After some fruitless work in the James River, Kroehl was reassigned to work with Admiral Farragut at Vicksburg.


General George McClellan

If the rebel capital had fallen in 1862 the war would have ended. However, Lee and McClellan made sure that it did not happen. Vicksburg on the Mississippi River was over 1,000 miles from the rebel capital of Richmond, and was just a deadly sideshow or meat grinder commanded by General Grant.

The war could have ended in 6 months if President Lincoln commanded in person, and marched on Richmond, with General John Charles Frémont as his military advisor!

Admiral David Farragut

In March 1863, Kroehl was assigned to work with Admiral Farragut in clearing the Mississippi River of rebel mines and torpedoes.

In June 1863, Kroehl was reassigned to work with another failure named General Grant.

At the end of July, Kroehl was stricken with "malaria" and almost died.

"Malaria" was the biological weapon of choice for the rebels, and it killed hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers!

General Ulysses Grant

So-called "malaria" was blamed on mosquitoes, but the mosquitoes recognized the senior officers by their insignia, and did not afflict them with the deadly disease!

Kroehl was unfit for further service after he was stricken with "malaria." He returned to New York to recuperate but his career with the U.S. Navy was over.

To develop his submarine, a consortium was formed called the Pacific Pearl Company!!

Rudimentary submarines were developed by the Union and rebels during the Civil War. With Kroehl unfit for active duty, he concentrated on building a submarine that might yet change the course of the war.

Mark, Blumagin (18261914) seated
left in his clownish Masonic regalia.

Mason Mark Blumagin was president of the company.

Blumagin obtained ownership of the Mariposa gold mine which the Almighty gave to John Charles Frémont for extending the borders of the New Jerusalem from sea to shining sea!

Speculator Charles D. Poston was a director of the company.

"Pearl fishing" was a very good cover for that industrial espionage company!


Charles D. Poston

Both of those men were eager to get rich quick without having to do a day's work. They never heeded the words of Saint Paul who said that "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil" (I Timothy 6:10).

William H. Tiffany

William H. Tiffany was another director of the company.

Tiffany was the brother of Charles Tiffany, the founder of the Tiffany jewelry empire.

Canadian speculator William M. B. Hartley was another director of the company.


William M. B. Hartley


The bait of getting rich quick by pearl fishing in the limitless Pacific Ocean was enough to attract a lot of investors to the company!

In 1865, Julius offered his submarine to the U.S. Navy!!

The Civil War was just about over when Julius finished his submarine. He was confident that the navy would grasp the opportunity of possessing such a technological marvel.

Navy Sec. Gideon Welles

Gideon Welles was Secretary of the Navy during the Lincoln Administration.

He had no prior nautical experience and couldn't tell a sexton from a sextant.

Rear Admiral Francis Gregory was superintendent of ironclad construction.

Bother men rejected the greatest invention since Greek Fire, or gunpowder cannon.


Real Admiral Francis Gregory

Here is an account of Gregory's rejection of the submarine:

This report recommends that this vessel be examined again when it is completed—I do not think the Navy has any use for such a vessel, but parties exploring sunken vessels or engaged in wrecking may find it useful if it be found to answer. Welles and Fox did not overrule the admiral’s recommendation. The war was within a few months of ending, and they perhaps viewed Explorer’s arrival on the scene as coming too late to be used effectively against the remaining Confederate strongholds. In the navy’s professional circles there was a prevailing sentiment of reaction against the technological advances of the Civil War period, notably against steam power but also other new applications, including submarines, which took the navy four more decades to accept as part of the fleet. (Delgado, Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine, p. 279).

It was a miracle that President Lincoln survived for 4 years when he was surrounded by such traitors....Even his own wife Mary was planning his assassination in the theatre.

Sub Marine Explorer was dismantled and shipped to Panama!!

After the rejection by the navy, there was no option left but to use the sub for pearl fishing. The shareholders in the company demand dividends, and pearls seemed the quickest route to recoup the huge cost of construction.

Kroehl left New York in January 1867 with the disassembled sub and arrived in Aspinwall a week later.

Aspinwall (Colon) Atlantic terminal of the
Panama railroad.

The sub was dismantled and shipped to Aspinwall on the Atlantic coast of Panama.

Then it was shipped via train to Panama City on the Pacific coast.

Working in such primitive conditions it was a miracle that he was able to reassemble the sub.

Pacific terminal of Panama railroad where the
sub was reassembled.

It was not until June 22 that the sub was reassembled and ready for pearl fishing near one of the islands off the coast of Panama.

Julius died on September 9, 1867, and was
secretly buried in the foreigners' cemetery.

Julius Kroehl was sent to "Purgatory" on September 9, 1867, and he was buried secretly in the foreigners' cemetery in Panama City.

His wife was later notified of his death by the U.S. consul in Panama.

Sub Marine Explorer was laid to rest 2 years later off the beach at the Isla San Telmo.


In 1869, Sub Marine Explorer was abandoned
off the beach at Isla San Telmo

His many enemies were determined to consign his memory to oblivion, and they were confident that the submarine would disappear forever beneath the ocean waves!

The sub that rammed the Olympic aka Titanic was based on the Sub Marine Explorer!!

After the untimely demise of Julius Kroehl, the plans for the submarine were shipped to London, and Britannia because the world leader in submarine technology!

HMS Holland 1 was launched in 1901 and it
was equipped with a ram.

HMS Holland 1—the first top secret British "iceberg" submarine—was launched in 1901.

Not all submarines were white. Lookouts Fleet and Lee saw a black object ahead of Titanic, aka Olympic!

They could not identify the UFO:
Unidentified Floating Object.


The Olympic was rammed by a Holland class sub.

U.S. possession of such advanced underwater technology would have prevented Leviathan from ever again misruling the waves....The Civil War could have been the last war that the New Jerusalem would ever have to fight.

A unique opportunity to achieve worldwide peace was gone with the wind, and Britannia went on to instigate wars that led to the deaths of hundreds of millions of innocent people!

Vital links


Bell, Andrew Mcilwaine. Mosquito Soldiers : the Impact of Malaria and Yellow Fever during the American Civil War. 2010. Kindle Edition.

Delgado, James P. Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series) .Texas A&M University Press. 2012. Kindle Edition.

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