Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cartagena - Peral submarine © Robert Bovington...

Peral submarine © Robert Bovington

According to local tourist information, Isaac Peral invented the submarine in 1889. Whilst Señor Peral undoubtedly designed the fine specimen of a U-boat that is on display, the locals are wrong to allege that he invented the submarine - a Dutchman, Cornelis Drebbel, built the first one in 1620! Submarines were also used during the American Civil War (1861-65).



Robert Bovington author of "Spanish Matters" & "Spanish Impressions" 

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