Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley
Eluding searchers for more than a century, the submarine was concidered perma- nently lost. It was not, however, forgotten in Charleston. Recognizing the vessel's pioneer place in modern undersea warfare, The Charleston Museum between 1967 and 1979 operated a branch "Hunley Museum", which featured this full-scale model.
Built according to the limited historical data available at the time, the Museum's model differs in several details from the original vessel, which was found in 1955 and raised on August 8, 2000. Owned by the United States government, H.L. Hunley is under the authority of the South Carolina Hunley Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 32° 47.357′ N, 79° 56.143′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on John Street near Meeting Street, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Charleston Museum, front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Charleston Museum's Joseph Manigault House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Joseph Manigault House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wragg Square (about 400 feet away); Passengers and Products (about 500 feet away); The Railroad Comes To Charleston (about 500 feet away); Building a Nation (about 500 feet away); The Best Friend of Charleston (about 500 feet away); Bound For Glory (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
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1. Historical illustrations and photos of the recovery operations. (Submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. H. L. Hunley (submarine). (Submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. MSNBC ...January 12, 2012. Complete Civil War submarine unveiled for first time... was unveiled in full and unobstructed for the first time on Thursday,[Jan. 12] capping a decade of careful preservation. (Submitted on January 15, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,898 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on January 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on April 21, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. 7. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.