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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley

 
 
The Civil War Submarine, <i> H.L. Hunley</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley Marker
Inscription. Brought from Mobile, Alabama in August 1863 to help defeat the Union naval blockade of Charleston, H.L. Hunley became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship. Armed with a spar-mounted torpedo, it sank the Federal blockading vessel, Housatonic, the night of February 17, 1864. Although accomplishing its objective, H.L. Hunley never returned to port.

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.
 
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. Touch for map
The Civil War Submarine, <i> H.L. Hunley</i> model replica and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley model replica and Marker



. Located at the Charleston Museum, front entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
 
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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the Hunley
 
Also see . . .
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.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The Civil War Submarine, <i> H.L. Hunley</i> Marker, seen along John Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 23, 2011
3. The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley Marker, seen along John Street
Visitors can obtain tickets for guided tours of the conservation laboratory that houses the Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on weekends. The Center includes artifacts found inside the Hunley, exhibits about the submarine and a video.
The Civil War Submarine, <i> H.L. Hunley</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 23, 2011
4. The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley Marker
The Civil War Submarine, <i> H.L. Hunley</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
5. The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley Marker
The Civil War Submarine, <i> H.L. Hunley</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, June 20, 2012
6. The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley Marker
Hunley Crew 3 grave site on the 148 year anniversary, fatal voyage, February 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 17, 2012
7. Hunley Crew 3 grave site on the 148 year anniversary, fatal voyage, February 17
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,760 times since then and 101 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.
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