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Submarines I chose to do my Physics final on submarines I chose it because when I was a kid I was really interested in submarines Also I wanted to learn about the people that invented them The first submarine that was made was a wooden rowboat that was covered with a waterproof cowhide The man that first built it was named Cornelius van Drebble He showed off his invention in England the year was about 1620 They called his submarine Father of the Submarine After that a lot of scientist were trying to make submarines Most of them were not used until the Revolutionary War of America 1775-1783 When that war was going on a man named David Bushnell that went to Yale College designed a submarine that he called The Turtle It was a one-man submarine that was powered by a crank that you had to turn by hand When you turned the crank that would make the propeller spin so you would move They tested out The Turtle in the New York harbor but it failed That was the first time that a submarine was used to attack another submarine The third submarine was built is by a man named Robert Fulton he was an American inventor He designed a submarine named the USS Nautilus It was a copper-covered submarine that was 21 feet long He tried to sell his ship to both France and England In his demonstration it sunk many of ships but they still did not want to buy it In the Civil War 1861-1865 a submarine named Hunley was the first submarine to sink a ship in wartime It had a long pole on its bow at the end of the pole there was a piece of explosive When it tried to sink the submarine named Housatonis it succeded but it also sank itself The next submarine that was made is by an American inventor named
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