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NH 48969 Submarine Pioneer Horace L. Hunley

Submarine Pioneer Horace L. Hunley
Title: Submarine Pioneer Horace L. Hunley
Caption: A photograph of the New Orleans cotton merchant, lawyer, legislator and submarine promoter and builder. He was lost on 15 October 1863 when the manually powered submarine named for him and built entirely by his means did not surface after a dive in Charleston Harbor. Subsequently the sub, raised and refitted, sank the Union steam sloop-of-war the USS HOUSATONIC, the first time a submarine sank a warship in combat.
Description: Courtesy of the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans
Catalog #: NH 48969
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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After this Year: 1860
Before this Year: 1869
Original Medium: BW Photo
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