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Bottle 1401 - 1775 Submarine Turtle in a Bottle
Date Added: 17 February 2019

The first submarine of warfare was an egg-shaped single-seater built in 1775 by the American David Bushnell and called Turtle (Tartaruga). Propelled by hand-operated auger screw propellers, it was equipped with a ballast case that was filled with water for immersion and emptied with a hand pump for emergence. A lead ballast on the bottom kept the boat in position, which, however, lacking a means of oxygen supply, could remain in the water for no more than half an hour. During the American War of Independence he was employed in a failed attack on the British frigate Eagle anchored in the port of New York.
Type: 1775 Submarine Turtle in a Bottle   Maker's Name: Dallafiora, Aidano
Category:   Made Where: Parma, Italy
Bottle Size: 18 cm   Year Made: 2000 - 2010
Bottle Type: Lamp Globe