Scientists are at work to preserve the Hunley and remove the concretion (a rock-hard layer of sand, rust, sediment and silt) that covers the inside of the crew compartment.
Friends of the Hunley: The Official Hunley Project Site added 2 new photos.
On this date in 1864 the CSS Alabama, one of the most successful commerce raiders in history, sailed out of a French port for a showdown with the much larger and more powerful USS Kearsarge. The Alabama suffered from disrepair owing to many hard months at sea and was sent to the bottom after a ferocious battle.
After delivery to The Warren Lasch Conservation Center in 2001, two cannon from the Alabama were conserved using methods similar to procedures used on the Hunley.
One of these 32 pounders cannon can be seen today on display at the Hunley. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out this Hunley Superfan's tattoo of the world's first successful combat submarine! Thank you Bryan A Rudy for sharing this amazing piece of artwork, done by tattoo artist Chris Chandler in Sumter, SC. ... See MoreSee Less