Well after 6 pages of searching back looking for the thread on the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, we have new news after so long sense it was brougt ashore and placed in its own Museum.
So I am starting another one. For those who care enjoy the fact the story might be at its close.
Experts: New clues to sinking of Confederate sub - Yahoo! News
.Experts: New clues to sinking of Confederate sub
Associated Press – Mon, Jan 28, 2013.
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Scientists say a pole on the front of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley designed to plant explosives on enemy ships may hold a key clue to its sinking during the Civil War.
The experts are to release their findings Monday at a North Charleston lab where the hand-cranked sub is being preserved and studied. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.
The pole, called a spar, was once placed at the front of the sub and used to plant a powder charge into the Union blockade ship Housatonic in 1864.The Housatonic sank, while the Hunley and its eight-man crew never returned.
The sub was found in waters off South Carolina in 1995 and raised five years later. It's been in the laboratory ever since.