Submarines

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8:00 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Into It: Submarines

In 1620, the first submarine was built under the direction of King James I. The wooden boat managed to lumber along at fifteen feet below the surface of the Thames, like a whale propelled by twelve rowing oars.

The development of the submarine took hundreds of years of trial and error across the globe.

In 1620, the first submarine was built under the direction of King James I. The wooden boat managed to lumber along at 15 feet below the surface of the Thames, like a whale propelled by 12 rowing oars.

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