Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Information on CSS Hunley

New information reveals that the eight-man crew of the hand-cranked Confederate submarine had not set the pump to remove water from the crew compartment. This might indicate that the H. L. Hunley was not being flooded.

These findings suggest that the crew died because of a lack of oxygen. The remains of the crew were found at their stations which scientists say means that they were not trying to escape the sinking sub.

The H.L. Hunley was a Confederate submarine that demonstrated both the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, although the submarine was also lost following the successful attack.

Please see Friends of the Hunley for more information.

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