H l hunley the first submarine to sink a ship in combat 17 february 1864 martin wade and frank lamotte on the evening of 17 february, the h l hunley commanded by lt george dixon, was towed out of port by a semi-submersible, known as a david, cut loose and sent off in search of the blockading ships. On february 17th, 1864, the h l hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history with the sinking of the uss housatonicafter completing her mission, she mysteriously vanished and remained lost at sea for over a century for decades, adventurers searched for the legendary submarine. The hl hunley was a confederate submarine and the first submarine to sink a warship, the uss housatonic, in combat the submarine did not have a long history, as the vessel sank shortly after its successful attack when a torpedo exploded 20 feet away from it. When the confederate submarine hunley sank a union warship 150 years ago, it didn’t change the course of the civil war, yet it altered naval warfare forever when the confederate submarine. Although the history of the creation of the hunley and its military campaign is extremely interesting, the search and finding and preservation of the ship is equally intriguing two different individuals have claimed the hunley discovery.
Hl hunley is a civil war confederate submarine built in 1863 by park & lyons hunley, mcclintock & weston its length is 395 ft and its beam is 383 ft and it had a speed of four knotsit was propelled by a hand cranked propeller and held a crew of one officer and seven enlisted men. Hl hunley, a confederate states warship, was the first combat submarine to sink a warship, which also resulted in her own sinking, on february 17, 1864 hunley was raised in a salvage operation in. The encrusted bow of the historic confederate submarine, hl hunley, cleaned of the 1,200 pounds of undersea concretions that had accumulated over the 136 years the sunken sub rested on the.
The hunley was designed and built at mobile, alabama, and named for its chief financial backer, horace l hunleyless than 40 feet (12 metres) long, the submarine could hold up to nine crewmen, most of whom propelled the vessel by hand cranking a single screw. Horace lawson hunley was born 29 december 1823, in sumner county, tenn he early moved to new orleans where he practiced law and represented orleans parish in the louisiana state legislature. On february 17, 1864, the hl hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history when eight men entered an experimental vessel with a mission to sink the uss housatonic the hunley successfully rammed her spar torpedo into the hull of the housatonic, causing the warship to sink within minutes. The hunley: new revelations 44m 27s 2007 tv-pg cc join hunter ellis and kara cooney as they research the mystery of the hl hunley, a 40-foot submarine with a primitive torpedo launched by the confederate army that destroyed a mighty union warship but never made it home.
Be a part of the hunley's fourth crew on february 17, 1864, the confederate submarine, h l hunley, attacked and sank the uss housatonic four miles off sullivan's island in the atlantic ocean, becoming the first submarine to sink a ship in world history. History biography geography science games american civil war the hl hunley and submarines history civil war interesting facts about the hl hunley and submarines there was a movie made in 1999 called the hunley that told the story of the submarine's final mission. H l hunley, often referred to as hunley, was a submarine of the confederate states of america that played a small part in the american civil war hunley demonstrated the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. The hunley, housed at a laboratory in north charleston, south carolina, has yielded its secrets slowly and sparingly, even to researchers armed with the latest in technology. The h l hunley ‘submersible craft’ of the confederate states of america may have played a small part in the american civil war - but its role in the history of naval warfare was something considerably more important.
The hl hunley, a confederate civil war era submarine, sits in its water tank at the hunley lab in north charleston, sc (mic smith photography llc / alamy. History and sinking of the hl hunley main article: sinking of uss housatonic hl hunley is a civil war confederate submarine built in 1863 by park & lyons hunley, mcclintock & weston. The naval history and heritage command has released a comprehensive report covering all aspects of the hunley's rediscovery and recovery and including detailed descriptions of the recovery site, artifacts recovered and the hunley itself.
Css hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine css hunley, during the siege of charleston of 1864 it is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It was the first submarine in history to successfully sink an enemy ship made out of 40 feet of bulletproof iron, the hl hunley was a confederate submarine with a crew of eight. A history of the hl hunley award the award of the hunley medal is meant to honor or reward cadets who have shown the core values of honor, courage and commitment, as did the ill-fated crew of the confederate submarine hl hunley. Submarines history and design of submarines share flipboard email print stephen frink/getty images history & culture inventions famous inventions basics famous inventors during the civil war, the confederates built the hl hunley, the submarine that sank a union ship the uss housatonic was built in 1864.