CS H.L. Hunley

CS H.L. Hunley (HMCKL)

Location: Sullivans Island, SC 29482 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.549', W 79° 51.394'

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(Side A)
The CS H.L. HUNLEY, the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, left from a point near here on the evening of February 17, 1864, and proceeded out Breach Inlet toward the USS HOUSATONIC, anchored nearby. The HUNLEY rammed a fixed torpedo into the HOUSATONIC's hull below the waterline, sinking it within an hour with a loss of 5 Union sailors. The HUNLEY itself sank as well about 3.5 mi. offshore with its entire 9-man crew of Confederate volunteers.

(Side B)
The HUNLEY, named for Horace L. Hunley (1823-1963), an early promoter of Confederate submarines, had already lost a 5-man crew in August 1863 and an 8-man crew, including Hunley, in October 1863 during trial runs in Charleston Harbor.Its last crew, commanded by Lt. George E. Dixon of the 21st Alabama, included Fred Collins, James A Wicks, C. Simkins, Arnold Becker, and __ Ridgeway of the Navy, C.F. Carlson of Wagner's Co., S.C. Arty., __ white, and __ Miller.
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HM NumberHMCKL
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Marker Number10-27
Year Placed1997
Placed ByPalmetto Soldiers Relief Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 607107 N 3625165
Decimal Degrees32.75915000, -79.85656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.549', W 79° 51.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 32.94" N, 79° 51' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1449 Poe Ave, Sullivans Island SC 29482, US
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