The American Turtle Submarine

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A complete representation of the combat voyage, "The American Turtle" can be described in this essay. Browsing through the 3 sources in this text will provide information about the one man submarine a.k.a the American Turtle submarine. British Thomas Gage and Admiral Lord Howe faced a new stage of war in June 1776 when they sailed into New York Harbor. The idea of constructing the American Turtle developed from David Bushnell. He had suggestions concerning the possibilty of slipping through waters occupied with British warships & attach time explosives. The design of the one man submarine was constructed from oak timbers, measuring about 7 feet in height and six feet in width. Ensured with iron bands and a tar coating to provide an airtight
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