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The Hunley

 
 
The Hunley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. The Hunley Marker
Inscription. The first submarine successfully used in warfare was completed at this site in 1863. Designed by James McClintock and Baxter Watson, and financed by Horace L. Hunley, it was built by W. A. Alexander at the Mobile machine shop of Park and Lyons. After trials in Mobile River and Bay it was sent by rail to Charleston, where, on February 17th, 1864, it sank the U.S.S. Housatonic.
 
Erected 1957 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.815′ N, 88° 2.426′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on North Water Street 0.1 miles north of St Anthony Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 North Water Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McGowin-Lyons (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Slave Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Slave Markets (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobile City Limits (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joe Cain
Location of former Park & Lyons machine shop. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Location of former Park & Lyons machine shop.
Now part of Alabama State Port Authority facilities.
(approx. mile away); John Forbes & Co. (approx. mile away); Merchants National Bank Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the Hunley.
 
Also see . . .  Where was the Hunley Built? (.pdf). (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The Hunley on pier. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain (R.G. Skerrett drawing)
3. The Hunley on pier.
Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper; R.G. Skerrett; 1902
USS Housatonic image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. USS Housatonic
View of marker looking south on Water Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. View of marker looking south on Water Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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