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The Nautilus

The first submarine named the Nautilus was the fictional vessel featured in Jules Verne's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Mistery Island[?]. A nautilus is a mollusk that changes its buoyancy by moving gas and fluid to and from closed chambers, the same principle used by submarines.

The Nautilus was designed and commanded by Captain Nemo, a former Indian prince and engineer. It moves through electricity. The crew harvest the seas and gets all their staples from their scientifical study of sea life.

From its attacks to evil ships, the world thought it a sea monster.

Its pieces were built to order in Creusot[?], London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Paris, Prussia (Krupp), Motala (Sweden), New York, etc. Then the pieces wer assembled by Nemo's men in a deserted island[?].

(Warning: Wikipedia contains spoilers):



At the end of "Twenty Thousand Leagues", the ships is sucked by the Maelstrom[?].

Tell us more about the Nautilus as described by Jules Verne

The first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, was named after it.

External links

  • Verne's Nautilus (http://home.att.net/~karen.crisafulli/nautilus). Models and speculation from the book data.
  • Nautilus Models (http://www.julesverne.ca/jvnautil). Commercial models of the Nautilus.

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