Turtle Replica Sets Sail

January 2008
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p13
The article reports that with help from his students and two retired Navy divers, a high school shop teacher in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, has built a working replica of Turtle, the world's first submarine used in combat. Fred Frese spent four years working on the 7-foot-tall oval sub, made from white oak planks wrapped in iron bands. Patriot inventor David Bushnell designed the original Turtle in 1775 as a means of attaching explosives to the hull of an anchored ship.


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