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The H.L. Hunley Project and Submarine Tours

South Carolina

1250 11th Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
United States

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On the night of February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, sank the Union sloop USS Housatonic near Charleston Harbor. Tragically, Hunley never made it back to port, sinking in Charleston Harbor and killing all eight crewmen. The fate of Hunley remained a mystery for more than a century until the wreck was found in May 1995. In the summer of 2000, the submarine was raised and transported to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center. During the week, the center is an active laboratory for preserving Hunley, but on weekends, visitors can tour the facility and learn about the fascinating discoveries the wreckage has yielded.

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