H. L. Hunley
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(c) Copyright Daniel Dowdey 2000
The H. L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship in combat.
On February 17, 1864 the Hunley sank the USS Housatonic off Sullivans Island, Charleston SC. the Hunley itself never returned.
This feat would not happen again till World War one - fifty years later.
The Hunley was found in 1995 and was brought to surface on August the 8, 2000
This what I believe the explosion looked like
Did Lieutenant F. J. Higginson sink the Hunley?
The Lieutenant took a rifle and proceeded to the stern and depending on how far he went to the rear he would be the only one
capable of delivering the fatal shot. The other crew members were firing at the starboard side of the Hunley.
The orange area shows the best aim point.
My take on the Park and Lyons machine shop
This is the rendering I did for the 2nd annual Hunley fundraiser and silent auction.
The image was well receive which made the effort worth while
Sorry for the watermark and loss of image details
From left to right: Watson, Dixon, Hunley, Alexander, McClintock, Park and a worker
American Diver aka H. L. Hunley
Model : Truespace......Rendered in Vue
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