As mentioned with last page’s post, I’ve obviously taken some pretty big liberties with how I’ve portrayed The Alligator here. The Alligator was indeed the first U.S. Navy submarine (AKA “ships that go underwater” – Barack Obama) but unlike what’s pictured here, it was initially powered by oars–and consequently, would have required a crew to be hijacked, not just a couple of guys. The Alligator‘s oar system was eventually replaced with a hand-cranked propeller which increased its top speed somewhat. It was still only capable of a pokey (by modern standards anyway) seven knots.
I generally avoid gradient fills when coloring, but the last panel here seemed like a place where it was appropriate.