The Hunley

150 Hunley
11:47 am
Mon February 17, 2014

150 Years Since the Sinking of the Hunley

U.S.S. Alabama Curator Shea McLean with a model of the Hunley
Credit Stan Ingold

    

  It's an historic day in the annals of submarine warfare.

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the attack by the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley on the Union blockade ship Housatonic, which sank off Charleston during the Civil War. Although the Hunley never returned, it became the first submarine to sink an enemy warship. Take a look below at APR’s feature report on the history of the ill-fated submarine…

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The Hunley
2:32 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

The Hunley's Mobile Connection

U.S.S. Alabama Curator Shea McLean with a model of the Hunley
Stan Ingold

When people to think about the American Civil War, epic battles like Gettysburg and Shiloh can come to mind. However, not all of the action during the “war between the states” happened on land. In fact, one notable battle took place underwater outside of Charleston South Carolina.

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