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Posted: 9/10/2005 4:43:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 5:32:15 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
this is a mobile replica of the H.L. Hunley a Confederate sub that was used during the Civil War circa 1864
it had a crew of 8 men and was powered with a hand crank.




side view of the Hunley


view from the rear

right side view with cut-away section to view interior of sub





explosive mine used by Hunley , they would ram the enemy ship with this 150 pound mine loaded with black powder.

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Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:49:19 PM EDT
Interesting pictures.

(1) What city/state is this located?

(2) How is the explosive detonated?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:50:51 PM EDT
Nice pics. Good history lesson.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:57:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 5:35:18 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
this was a mobile display I saw today in Sacramento, California.

the curator said that the submarine crew would ram the enemy ship with the explosive torpedo on the end of a pole and it would attach to the ships wooden hull , then the sub would dive to get away and pull a cable attached to the explosive , the cable spool on top of the sub would unwind until about 200 yards away then it would pull on a trigger device very similiar to a old flintlock rifle and detonate the mine.

sometimes the mine exploded before the submarine was a safe distance away and the sub could get damaged from the concusion.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:00:04 PM EDT
What's the status of the REAL Hunley?

Will it be reconditioned and made fit for display, or is it too fragile?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:02:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
What's the status of the REAL Hunley?

Will it be reconditioned and made fit for display, or is it too fragile?



I heard it's still under restoration, I think they will make a display and put in a museum
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:03:03 PM EDT
Cool pics ....Thanks
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:32:33 PM EDT
Hey I was there today too
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:38:35 PM EDT
from a distance I first thought it was a Barbecue stand , I thought they were selling tri tip sandwiches or something
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:44:31 PM EDT



Submerged in her new home—a state-of-the-art conservation lab on the old Charleston Navy Base—the Hunley is remarkably intact for an iron object that spent 136 years on the ocean floor. A grapefruit-size hole in the forward hatch tower may be battle damage, but a careful search for shards of glass and metal left by such a hit turned up nothing. The submarine’s hull bears two other gashes that could have caused fatal flooding, but the holes appear to have been made after the sinking, perhaps by anchors that snagged the wreck.

magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0207/feature5
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:58:24 PM EDT
Very cool.

I got to walk around on a life size replica of the Pinta (or was it the Nina...Santa Maria maybe?) a few weeks ago, that was neat too. It's sailing all over the rivers of the U.S. right now giving tours at different towns it stops at.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:40:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
from a distance I first thought it was a Barbecue stand , I thought they were selling tri tip sandwiches or something



I saw it in Anaheim about a month and a half ago or so. I had the same reaction at first until I got closer. And then I got surprised, I hadn't seen any advertising for it and it was gone when I got off work and went back.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:44:24 PM EDT
Interesting.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:49:22 PM EDT
awesome!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:07:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 10:09:13 PM EDT by Chida66]
My aunt and uncle are buds with Clive Cussler who partialy funded the project from what I remember. (They are into restoration of early autos and make loads of cash selling them) Not sure how he got into the Hunley though.

Many of the replicas of the Hunley that were created before it was surfaced were incorrect. I wonder if the one pictured is a copy of the actual sub and if it was made using the new-studied Hunley or from what historians could put on paper.

Either way a very cool look into early subs. No way you could get me on that thing.

Edit: sorry my bad, Friends of the Hunley is on board the restoration and so this is a genuine copy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:12:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chida66:
My aunt and uncle are buds with Clive Cussler who partialy funded the project from what I remember. (They are into restoration of early autos and make loads of cash selling them) Not sure how he got into the Hunley though.

Many of the replicas of the Hunley that were created before it was surfaced were incorrect. I wonder if the one pictured is a copy of the actual sub and if it was made using the new-studied Hunley or from what historians could put on paper.

Either way a very cool look into early subs. No way you could get me on that thing.

Edit: sorry my bad, Friends of the Hunley is on board the restoration and so this is a genuine copy.




I thought Cussler actually went out and searched for it, at least that is what is in his book, and one of his teams found it during thier shift.......
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