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New Research – Civil War Submarine Hunley Possibly Sunk by its Own Explosive

The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is credited as the first successful submarine, in that it was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship in combat.  New findings, however, might cause some to reconsider this “success.”  The Hunley may have been sunk … Continue reading

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Civil War Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley Unveiled

The Confederate Navy submarine H.L. Hunley was unveiled yesterday for the first time since it was recovered  from the ocean floor near Charleston more than a decade ago.  The vessel, a 42 feet long iron cylinder,  is credited as the first “successful” submarine … Continue reading

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10 years on, Mystery of the Confederate sub Hunley Remains

Ten years ago today, the Confederate Navy submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from the bottom of Charleston harbor in South Carolina, where it sank in 1864.  The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship in combat.   … Continue reading

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