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