William Bourne designs a wooden submarine

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William Bourne designs a wooden submarine

Last updated: November 1, 2017 at 3:21 am

[ 1578 ] William Bourne, an English mathematician draws the first plans for an underwater boat powered by oars. The wooden submarine covered with waterproof leather is never built.

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