An ocean-going vessel capable of underwater travel. The first submarine to be used as an offensive weapon appeared during the American Revolution (1775–1783). The Turtle, a small wooden submersible powered and steered by a single occupant, was supposed to sink British ships by attaching a mine to their hulls, but did not prove successful. During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the H. L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine made of an old steam engine boiler, successfully sank the USS... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 1p.