Robert Fulton

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Engineer, Inventor(1765–1815)
American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton is best know for developing the first successful steamboat and the world's first steam warship.

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American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton is best know for developing the first successful commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat (later known as the Clermont) which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, New York. Fulton also designed the world's first steam warship. He also designed the "Nautilus," the first practical submarine in history, which was built in 1800.

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