Robert Fulton (1765-1815) was an American engineer and inventor, who designed the first successful steamships.
He produced a submarine, the Nautilus, in Paris, France in 1797, and experimented with steam navigation on the Seine, then returned to the USA.
The first steam vessel of note, the Clermont, appeared on the Hudson in 1807, sailing between New York and Albany. The first steam warship was the Fulton, of 38 tonnes, built 1814-1815.
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