Sub’s fate is a cold case: Hunley closely guards it secrets

 It could be one of the nation’s oldest cold case files: What happened to eight Confederate sailors aboard the CSS 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 blockade ship USS Housatonic off Charleston on a chilly winter night in 1864 then disappeared.

The Hunley’s fate has been the subject of almost 150 years of conjecture and almost a decade of scientific research since it was raised in 2000. But the submarine has been agonizingly slow surrendering her secrets.

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One Response to “Sub’s fate is a cold case: Hunley closely guards it secrets”

  1. David White says:

    There’s another article saying Dixon’s watch was stuck at 8:23 p.m., why do they keep repeating this “story?” Are the Hunley people telling them that? Unless he had a digital watch how do they know? The only fact is it was stuck at 8:23, whether that was Wednesday night, Wednesday morning or Thursday night is nothing but conjecture.

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