David Bushnell's Revolutionary Vessel

    Roy R Manstan; Frederic J Frese

    Westholme 2010

    Hardback 392pp Illustrated

    9781594161056   Product Code: 23249

    In 1776 a one-man underwater craft, designed by American inventor David Bushnell, set out from Manhattan on a daring mission to blow up the British flagship. The attack was a failure, but was still considered 'an effort of genius' by George Washington. This book looks at the history of undersea warfare before Bushnell and, with reference to a full-size replica of the Turtle, assesses its design and performance, and its implications for submarine development in the centuries to come.

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