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|207k||Napoleon commissioned the first practical submarine, designed by the American inventor Robert Fulton. Testing of this craft, the Nautilus, was successfully carried out in France in 1800-1801, when Fulton and three mechanics descended to a depth of 25 feet.
This bound manuscript provides explanatory text for Fulton's illustrations of the construction and propulsion of the submarine.
|"On Submarine Navigation and Attack",
Bound manuscript, August 1806.
Manuscript Division Gift, 1924 (124.2), courtesy of loc.gov.
|48k||Drawing entitled "Submarine above and below water level".||Graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper, 1806, Prints & Photographs Division Purchase, 1983 (123.15)
Digital ID# ppmsca cph 3g06051, courtesy of loc.gov.
|28k||Drawing entitled "Plunging boat (submarine), above and below water views".||Ink and watercolor on paper, 1806, LC-USZC4-6051, courtesy of loc.gov.|
|35k||Drawing entitled "Sighting Mechanism and details".||Drawing from the Library of Congress, LOC # vc004873, courtesy of loc.gov.|
|57k||Drawing entitled "Interior Chambers for Crew, Ballast, and Submarine Bombs.||Drawing from the Library of Congress, LOC # vc00fsub. Graphite, ink and watercolor on paper, 1806. courtesy of loc.gov.|
|36k||This most commonly-reproduced Nautilus was drawn two years before the submarine was built; Fulton added a deck and made a number of un-documented changes in the finished product. Illustrations which show Nautilus with the hull-form and sail rig of a surface sailboat represent the never-built "improved" version.||Text and photo courtesy of Nova & Captain Brayton Harris, USN (Retired).|
|34k||Cut out of the Nautilus.||Photo courtesy of nautilus571.com.|
|220k||Fulton's second version of Nautilus, 1804, never built. The drawing is in the William Barclary Parsons collection at the New York Public Library.||Text and photo i.d. courtesy of Captain Brayton Harris, USN (Retired).
Photo courtesy of "The World Encyclopedia of Submarines" by John Parker & submitted by Robert Hurst.
|456k||Reconstitution of the Nautilus at `la Cite' de la Mer (Cherbourg, Normandie).||Photo courtesy of wikipedia.com.|
|2.02k||General Dynamics Inner-Space Explorers PDF referencing the following submarines; Nautilus, Turtle, Hunley, Holland (SS-1), Nautilus (SSN-571), Seawolf (SSN-575), Skate (SSN-578), Skipjack (SSN-585), Triton (SSRN-586), & George Washington (SSBN-598).||PDF courtesy of Richard Jaslovsky via Fabio Peña.|
PDF added 05/14/15.
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