Sunday, September 25, 2005

1806 Manuscript Author - Robert Fulton

The answer to the previous Submarine History Quiz was "Robert Fulton" Artist, Engineer and Inventor. Widely credited with the invention of the steamboat Fulton was also a pioneer in study of submarine navigation and warfare.

Thanks to Hallex for providing us with the correct answer for the manuscript author and the name of Napoleon's submarine.

Robert Fulton sculpture by Howard Roberts, located in National Statuary Hall, Capitol Complex.
(Source: Architect of the Capitol)

The bonus question seems to have been easier. Both Lewis E. Moten III and MT1(SS) got the bonus question correct.

The Nautilus - ink and watercolor by Robert Fulton.
(Source: Library of Congress)

The "Nautilus" was designed by Fulton for Napoleon and was successfully tested in France in 1800-1801, when Fulton and three mechanics descended to a depth of 25 feet.


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