Category:David Bushnell

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David Bushnell 
American inventor
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Date of birth30 August 1742
Date of death1824
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David Bushnell (1754–1824), of Westbrook, Connecticut, was an American inventor and a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He is credited with creating the first submarine ever used in combat, while studying at Yale College in 1775. He called it the Turtle because of its look in the water.


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