Hunley

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During the fall and winter of 1863-64, a small iron submarine prowled the waters outside Charleston Harbor. Operating at night with only a single candle to illuminate its crude depth gauge and compass, it was not uncommon for this hand-cranked vessel to venture six or seven miles out to sea in search of an enemy warship. On the night of February 17, 1864, the Confederate torpedo boat H. L. Hunley became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship. It was a feat that would not be repeated until World War ...
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Overview

During the fall and winter of 1863-64, a small iron submarine prowled the waters outside Charleston Harbor. Operating at night with only a single candle to illuminate its crude depth gauge and compass, it was not uncommon for this hand-cranked vessel to venture six or seven miles out to sea in search of an enemy warship. On the night of February 17, 1864, the Confederate torpedo boat H. L. Hunley became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship. It was a feat that would not be repeated until World War I, over fifty years later.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878441778
  • Publisher: Sandlapper Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,464,996
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Credits & Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Experimental Submarines in Mobile     3
Charleston Harbor - Proving Grounds     45
Salvaged Submarine     112
Breach Inlet - Base of Operations     165
Success and Sacrifice     206
Discovery and Excavation: A Personal Journey of Discovery     259
Notes     317
Bibliography     339
Index     353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

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    The author really made the story of the Hunley come alive. For someone who can't get enough about US History like me, this book was a treasure. He discusses the beginnings of the Hunley's story all the way to its recovery and ongoing conservation. With vivid detail, you actually feel like you are inside the tiny cramped 'submarine torpedo boat' with the Hunley crew on their historic mission. A must read for any Hunley or Civil War fan!

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