Thomas Jefferson was intrigued. George Washington was impressed. The first submersible used in combat was the Turtle, and believe it or not, it was used during the Revolutionary War.
The vessel utilized technology that is still used in submarines today. When you study the videos here, you should appreciate the daring ingenuity of inventor David Bushnell. Still, how brave was Ezra Lee (pictured left) to pilot the Turtle?
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