Blacks Worm:battle of the Atlantic
The big mistake of the aliens had been to give the
Irst United States of America the Accumulator,
basically a souped up alien Leyden jar which could
hold the energy from a bolt of lightening.With that
device Bushnell had quickly developed a fleet of
deep sea electrostatically powered submersibles.
Though the United States of America which emerged
from the ruins of the first one wasn't as powerful as
its parent,it had hung onto the Accumulator technology
and its fleet of war submersibles.
So whilst Fitzroy Black was watching steam and air
powered mechanical robots being built,his nephew down
in the Confederate States of America was doing battle
with Farragut's wolf pack menace in a Stirling-steam