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    The History of Submarines

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    DC, UNITED STATES

    04.05.2019

    Video by Daniel Garas 

    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Submarines have a long history in the United States, beginning with Turtle, during the American Revolution. The world’s first combat submarine, invented by David Bushnell, was devised as a means of breaking the British blockade of Boston Harbor but was unsuccessful on multiple attempts.

    The U.S. Navy officially joined the undersea world when it purchased USS Holland (SS 1) on 11 April 1900, and commissioned her on 12 October 1900. The boat, designed by John P. Holland, proved valuable for experimental purposes during her 10-year career. Since then submarines have evolved dramatically, but remain a vital part of the American Fleet.

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 04.05.2019
    Date Posted: 04.10.2019 08:34
    Category: Video Productions
    Video ID: 671199
    VIRIN: 190410-N-OV434-001
    Filename: DOD_106624695
    Length: 00:01:47
    Location: DC, US

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