Today in History
August 08, 2000
The South Rises Again (well, part of it)
The wreck of the H.L. Hunley is raised from Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. On February 17, 1864, the 7.5-ton Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to engage and sink a warship when it spar-torpedoed the 1,240-ton USS Housatonic. Mission accomplished, Hunley sank on her return to shore, claiming all eight aboard. She is rediscovered in 1995, after a 14-year search. Today researchers are studying Hunley's technology to learn more about 19th century naval innovation.
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New technologies are aiding the search for one Civil War submarine, and the conservation of another
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