William Bourne designs a wooden submarine

Last updated: February 26, 2019 at 0:19 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.

William Bourne. 1578. Inventions or Devises. Very Necessary for all Generalles and Captaines, as wel by Sea as by Land

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