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When were the first accounts of fire ships? They were used in The American Revolutionary War but is there any other sources saying that these were used beforehand?

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ship answers this fairly well thanks to Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War. –  Kobunite Oct 18 '13 at 14:37
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