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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 21: Model of Demologos (USS Fulton)

The Navy has always been a model of innovation, but this has not always been easy. Faced with a problem of a power source (wind) that was inconsistent, naval leaders and scientists set out to see if they could figure out a better way. They did, and the first Naval steamship was produced in 1815. Today, the Navy is faced with another problem: how to operate independently without dependence on external sources of fuel. Understanding the process of how the Navy solved its early technological hurdles can help solve today's challenges.

Model of Demologos (USS Fulton)


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