Posts belonging to Category 'Naval'

Designers and state officials gather to kick off design of CSS Neuse museum

About 20 designers, subcontractors, state officials and local advocates gathered in Kinston Monday to kick off a two-year process of building a permanent home for the CSS Neuse.
The state’s Division of Historic Sites and its parent agency, the Department of Cultural Resources, are overseeing a $3.5 million project to build a climate-controlled structure in downtown [...]

The Stuff of Legends: John Newland Maffitt

 If John Newland Maffitt did not have salt water in his veins, he should have. Born at sea, he spent much of his life on the ocean as an officer in both the United States Navy and the Confederate States Navy, and as a successful blockade running captain in the Civil War. His life and [...]

What killed submarine’s crew?

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – It could be one of the nation’s oldest cold-case files: What happened to eight Confederate sailors aboard the H.L. Hunley after it became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship?
Their hand-cranked sub rammed a spar with black powder into the Union blockade ship Housatonic off Charleston on a [...]

Cannons from Confederate raider Alabama preserved

CHARLESTON, S.C. Conservation officials say two cannons from the CSS Alabama have been preserved at the same South Carolina lab conserving another Civil War artifact, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
The Alabama was built in England by Southern sympathizers It seized dozens of Union merchant ships during the war, until the USS Kearsarge sank it in [...]