The H.L. Hunley: First Combat Submarine /// 33

The H.L. Hunley was the first submarine in human history to effectively engage and destroy an enemy. The story of the Hunley is equal to the story of the Wright brothers’ first flight or Armstrong’s moon landing – a first step with dire repercussions for the future of the world. This is the story. It’s all here and it’s all for free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact. 

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Maps and Pictures:

hl hunley submarine planhl hunley sketchcivil war Charleston Harboropening the Hunley for the first timeInside the Hunley today

Hunley today
How the Hunley appears today.
Horace Lawson Hunley
Horace Lawson Hunley
Hunley crew cemetary memorial
Current Gravestone of the Final Crew

hunley diagram


Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf

The CSS Hunley: The Greatest Undersea Adventure of the Civil War by Richard Bak

The Hunley by Mark K. Ragan

A History of the Confederate Navy by J. Thomas Scharf

Sea of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Brian Hicks

The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin

The Civil War by Shelby Foote

A History of South Carolina by Walter Edgars

Cover image is “The Final Mission” by Mort Künstler

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