First submersible used in combat

Last updated: November 29, 2017 at 5:31 am

The Turtle – American David Bushnell built the first submersible ever used in combat in 1775. The Turtle, which was made of wood and operated by a single crewman, was used unsuccessfully against British ships blockading New York Harbor during the American Revolutionary War in 1776.

SOURCE:
Burns, William E., Science and Technology in Colonial America. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2005

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