Here is a representation of Bushnell's Turtle, the world's first functional military submarine, which, according to the museum, was "designed by American revolutionary David Bushnell in 1776. [It] was the first submersible ever used in military conflict. On 6 September 1776, an American soldier propelled the 'Turtle' through New York harbor and attempted--unsuccessfully--to affix an explosive charge on the underside of a British man-of-war."
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July 19, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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