Sea of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

Brian Hicks

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Sea of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

Sea of Darkness Unraveling the Mysteries of the H L Hunley On a dark night in February of the H L Hunley the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic a feat that would not be repeated for anothe

  • Title: Sea of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley
  • Author: Brian Hicks
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  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic, a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew on board before it could return to shore Considered by many to be the Civil War sOn a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic, a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew on board before it could return to shore Considered by many to be the Civil War s greatest mystery, the Hunley s demise and its resting place have been a topic of discussion for historians and Civil War buffs alike for than a hundred years.Adding still to the intrigue, the vessel was discovered in 1995 by a dive team led by famed novelist and shipwreck hunter Clive Cussler, sparking an underwater investigation that resulted in the raising of the Hunley on August 8, 2000 Since that time, the extensive research and restorative efforts underway have unraveled the incredible secrets that were locked within the submarine at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean Join Civil War expert Brian Hicks as Sea of Darkness recounts the most historically accurate narrative of the sinking and eventual recovery ever written Hicks has been given unprecedented access to all the main characters involved in the discovery, raising, and restoration of the Hunley Complete with a foreword and additional commentary by Clive Cussler, Sea of Darkness offers new, never before published evidence on the cause of the Hunley s sinking, providing readers a tantalizing behind the scenes look inside the historic submarine.

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    1. Peter DeSilvey on said:

      very up to date and complete, honest and addresses almost every theory involving the sub. Does not sensationalize stuff not backed up by facts. Not to hard to get through and good read if you admire the works of Clive Cussler. I'd recommend it

    2. Kate Willis on said:

      This book was terrific. A must-read for any Civil War, Maritime Archaeology, or Historical Preservation enthusiast. Easy to read, hard to put down.

    3. Teresa Fox on said:

      Loved this book from front to back. I loved how they did 1800s then 1980s to now. If you are a hunley fan it is a must read!!!

    4. George on said:

      Great read for anyone who wants to know more about the Civil War era of US history. It appears pretty honest and straightforward; laying out the history of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley from it's inception through it's construction and employmentcluding the three sinkings. I bought the book while visiting the the Hunley Museum at North Charleston. It's very up to date and the narrative switches from 1860s to the period of the raising during the 20th and 21st centuries. That organization [...]

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