The H L Hunley

Autore: Tom Chaffin
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 142999035X
Grandezza: 41,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4337

On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. Not until World War I—half a century later—would a submarine again accomplish such a feat. But also perishing that moonlit night, vanishing beneath the cold Atlantic waters off Charleston, South Carolina, was the Hunley and her entire crew of eight. For generations, searchers prowled Charleston's harbor, looking for the Hunley. And as they hunted, the legends surrounding the boat and its demise continued to grow. Even after the submarine was definitively located in 1995 and recovered five years later, those legends—those barnacles of misinformation—have only multiplied. Now, in a tour de force of document-sleuthing and insights gleaned from the excavation of this remarkable vessel, distinguished Civil War–era historian Tom Chaffin presents the most thorough telling of the Hunley's story possible. Of panoramic breadth, this Civil War saga begins long before the submarine was even assembled and follows the tale into the boat's final hours and through its recovery in 2000. Beyond his thorough survey of period documents relating to the submarine, Chaffin also conducted extensive interviews with Maria Jacobsen, senior archaeologist at Clemson University's Warren Lasch Conservation Center, where the Hunley is now being excavated, to complete his portrait of this technological wonder. What emerges is a narrative that casts compelling doubts on many long-held assumptions, particularly those concerning the boat's final hours. Thoroughly engaging and utterly new, The H. L. Hunley provides the definitive account of a storied craft.

The Captain And Submarine Css H L Hunley

Autore: Ruth Henley Duncan
Grandezza: 69,56 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6057

Shipwreck Search

Autore: Sally M. Walker
Editore: Lerner Books [UK]
ISBN: 1580133487
Grandezza: 22,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7442

The author describes how the scientists searched for the missing submarine the H L Hunley, and how they found it and raised it from the sea floor. She also describes the following investigation of the vessel and findings.

The Story Of The H L Hunley And Queenie S Coin

Autore: Fran Hawk
Editore: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627531424
Grandezza: 61,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8657

During the Civil War, Union forces blockade the port of Charleston so the Confederate army seeks a way to attack the Yankee ships. George Dixon is part of the group of men given the task of creating and building the "fish boat," a submarine. The H.L. Hunley ultimately sets out on its mission to sink Yankee ships, but fails to return, its whereabouts unknown. For more than 100 years, the mystery of the Hunley and the fate of its crew stayed buried. The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie's Coin recounts the story of the "fish boat," through its creation and mission, to its ultimate recovery and final voyage home. Fran Hawk and her husband live in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, near several Hunley landmarks. For the past ten years, she has enjoyed her job as a children's librarian in her local school district. Currently she works in a small alternative high school for at-risk students. She writes a weekly children's book review column for the Charleston Post and Courier and writes freelance articles for magazines. Dan Nance has published dozens of extraordinary and provocative images of the Civil War. Agraduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Dan's work has graced numerous book and magazine covers and is widely respected by both scholars and historical interpreters alike. Dan has works in the permanent collection of the South Carolina State Museum. He lives with his family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The H L Hunley Submarine

Autore: Fran Hawk
Editore: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611177898
Grandezza: 17,55 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4924

The story of the H. L. Hunley submarine is about American ingenuity and real people who were inventive, loyal, brave, resilient, persistent, and adventurous. The Hunley, built by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship during wartime. After that historic feat, the Hunley disappeared. For more than a century, the fate and location of the Confederate submarine remained unknown. In The H. L. Hunley Submarine, Fran Hawk tells the exciting and compelling tale of how the “fish boat” was invented, how it underwent trials and tribulations in war, and how it got from the bottom of the ocean to its current resting place in the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. Who invented the H. L. Hunley? How did it operate without an engine? How and why did it sink? What did researchers find when they investigated the submarine? Archaeologists and conservationists from all over the world have studied the historic vessel in search of answers. Which mysteries have they solved, and which mysteries remain for future generations to answer?

The Hl Hunley Its Times Controversies

Autore: Joe C Combs 2nd
ISBN: 1329069684
Grandezza: 30,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1042

Sea Of Darkness

Autore: Brian Hicks
Editore: Spry Publishing LLC
ISBN: 193817061X
Grandezza: 42,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7655

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’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 more than a hundred years. Adding still more 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.

Raising The Hunley

Autore: Brian Hicks
Editore: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0307416488
Grandezza: 80,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7159

The history of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron “fish boat” vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century the fate of the Hunley remained one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Civil War. Then, on August 8, 2000, with thousands of spectators crowding Charleston Harbor, the Hunley was raised from the bottom of the sea and towed ashore. Now, award-winning journalists Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf offer new insights into the Hunley’s final hours and recount the amazing true story of its rescue. The brainchild of wealthy New Orleans planter and lawyer Horace Lawson Hunley, the Hunley inspired tremendous hopes of breaking the Union’s naval blockade of Charleston, only to drown two crews on disastrous test runs. But on the night of February 17, 1864, the Hunley finally made good on its promise. Under the command of the heroic Lieutenant George E. Dixon, the sub rammed a spar torpedo into the Union sloop Housatonic and sank the ship within minutes, accomplishing a feat of stealth technology that would not be repeated for half a century. And then, shortly after its stunning success, the Hunley vanished. This book is an extraordinary true story peopled with a fascinating cast of characters, including Horace Hunley himself, the Union officers and crew who went down with the Housatonic, P. T. Barnum, who offered $100,000 for its recovery, and novelist Clive Cussler, who spearheaded the mission that finally succeeded in finding the Hunley. The drama of salvaging the sub is only the prelude to a page-turning account of how scientists unsealed this archaeological treasure chest and discovered the inner-workings of a submarine more technologically advanced than anyone expected, as well as numerous, priceless artifacts. Hicks and Kropf have crafted a spellbinding adventure story that spans over a century of American history. Dramatically told, filled with historical details and contemporary color, illustrated with breathtaking original photographs, Raising the Hunley is one of the most fascinating Civil War books to appear in years. From the Hardcover edition.

The Css H L Hunley

Autore: R. Thomas Campbell
Editore: White Mane Pub
ISBN: 9781572491755
Grandezza: 63,11 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1675

The subject of a July 1999 made-for-television movie, the CSS "H.L. Hunley" was the world's first successful submarine. Campbell lauds the courage of the Confederate Navy crews of this prototype craft which led the way to the huge nuclear-powered, missile-firing subs of today.

1863 Ships

Autore: LLC Books
Editore: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155943077
Grandezza: 55,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2164

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 110. Chapters: H. L. Hunley, HMS Scorpion, Star of India, HMS Wivern, CSS Shenandoah, USRC Wayanda, USRC Levi Woodbury, List of ship launches in 1863, Ottoman frigate Ertu rul, SS Georgiana, SS Sultana, USS Kansas, HMS Minotaur, USS Saugus, USRC Kankakee, USS Agawam, USRC Kewanee, HMS Valiant, USS Winnebago, CSS Virginia II, USS Tecumseh, USRC Pawtuxet, USS Augusta Dinsmore, USS Avenger, USS Miantonomoh, USS Bazely, USS Shamrock, USS Neosho, USRC Ashuelot, USS Wyalusing, USS Monadnock, USS Alpha, USS Onondaga, French submarine Plongeur, CSS Tennessee, USS Tallapoosa, USS Althea, SS City of Adelaide, USS Niphon, USS Lehigh, USS Argosy, Enterprise, USS Tacony, USS Acacia, USS Canonicus, USS Vicksburg, USS Stockdale, USS Rodolph, USS Tallahatchie, USS Governor Buckingham, CSS Neuse, Cremorne, USS Reindeer, USS Moose, CSS David, USS Geranium, USS Nipsic, USS Shawmut, USS Manhattan, USS Undine, USS Ascutney, USS Iris, USS Tritonia, USS Princess Royal, USS Harvest Moon, USS Lilac, USS Metacomet, USS Victory, USS Arkansas, USS Cowslip, CSS Georgia, USS Covington, USS Wateree, USS Osceola, USS Naumkeag, HMS Research, USS Nereus, USS Tulip, Spanish cruiser Tornado, USS Otsego, USS Albemarle, USS Saffron, HMS Achilles, USS Benefit, USS Rose, CSS Fredericksburg, USS Gertrude, HMS Tamar, USS Chenango, USS Glaucus, USS Wave, USS Hoyt, Berar, USS Iosco, USS Meteor, PS Alfred, USS Massasoit, USS Cactus, USS Lenapee, USS Fuchsia, USS Lilian, CSS Nashville, USS Sibyl, USS Larkspur, USS Maumee, USS Agamenticus, USS Marigold, USS Pink, USS Gazelle, USS Oleander, USS Fawn, USS Mendota, Oneonta, USS General Grant, USS Osage, USS Naiad, PS Alice Dean, USS Chicopee, Serica, USS Clematis, USS Fort Morgan, USS Nyanza, USS Carnation, USS Saco, USS Narcissus, HMS Wolverine, USS Kenwood, USS Nymph, USS Kickapoo, USS Gamma, USS Dictator, Spanish ironclad Num...

The Voyage Of The Hunley

Autore: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
ISBN: 9781580800945
Grandezza: 80,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2325

Presents the history of the submarine the Hunley, including the building, missions, mysterious sinking, recovery, and restoration.

Make It Three

Autore: Margie Willis Clary
Editore: Sandlapper Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780878441587
Grandezza: 59,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9014

When Josh visits Charleston, South Carolina, he becomes fascinated with the history of the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, which sank a Union ship in 1864, and he, his mother, and aunt move to Charleston in time for the raising of the submarine out of the sea.

Convergence Of Valor

Autore: Guntis Goncarovs
Editore: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480018501
Grandezza: 28,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 211

At the start of the American Civil War, German spy Gunter Rohlenheim is sent by Prince Otto von Bismarck to the United States to gather intelligence on the development of an advanced warship. Before Gunter can find his way to his intended target, his nemesis from ten years earlier sends an assassin to neutralize him. Barely escaping death, Gunter is surprised when his investigation uncovers more advanced war technology being developed by the Confederates. Angamar, an enigmatic old scientist, connives to include Gunter into his development of a self-propelled torpedo, and Gunter discovers the reincarnation of his own first engineering project, a submarine. The Confederate submarine experiment evolves into the H. L. Hunley and Gunter, using the alias Sam Miller, is consumed with his desire to become part of her crew. When the Hunley is called up for duty as a blockade breaker in Charleston, South Carolina, Gunter is forced to choose between loyalty to his homeland, the submersible, and an attractive war widow. The forensic reconstructions of the H. L. Hunley's crew sparked the ides of Convergence of Valor.

Convergence Of Valor

Autore: Guntis Goncarovs
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595370551
Grandezza: 35,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 320

In the historical adventure Convergence of Valor, a German spy becomes embroiled in the American Civil War when he stumbles upon an intriguing Confederate war machine.

Danger Beneath The Waves

Autore: James E. Kloeppel
Editore: Sandlapper Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780878440962
Grandezza: 69,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3659

Examines the history of the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, describing its design, construction, operations, and disappearance.

24 Nonfiction Passages For Test Practice

Autore: Michael Priestley
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439256100
Grandezza: 49,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1626

Offers twenty-four reproducible passages from "high interest" non-fiction sources, and provides a prereading question to assist students to focus on what they read, along with a standarized practice test for grades six through eight.

The Smell Of Battle The Taste Of Siege

Autore: Mark M. Smith
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199759987
Grandezza: 43,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8824

Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses, including sight, shaped the experience of the Civil War and thus its memory, exploring its full sensory impact on everyone from the soldiers on the field to the civilians waiting at home. From the eardrum-shattering barrage of shells announcing the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter; to the stench produced by the corpses lying in the mid-summer sun at Gettysburg; to the siege of Vicksburg, once a center of Southern culinary aesthetics and starved into submission, Smith recreates how Civil War was felt and lived. Relying on first-hand accounts, Smith focuses on specific senses, one for each event, offering a wholly new perspective. At Bull Run, the similarities between the colors of the Union and Confederate uniforms created concern over what later would be called "friendly fire" and helped decide the outcome of the first major battle, simply because no one was quite sure they could believe their eyes. He evokes what it might have felt like to be in the HL Hunley submarine, in which eight men worked cheek by jowl in near-total darkness in a space 48 inches high, 42 inches wide. Often argued to be the first "total war," the Civil War overwhelmed the senses because of its unprecedented nature and scope, rendering sight less reliable and, Smith shows, forcefully engaging the nonvisual senses. Sherman's March was little less than a full-blown assault on Southern sense and sensibility, leaving nothing untouched an no one unaffected. Unique, compelling, and fascinating, The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege, offers readers way to experience the Civil War with fresh eyes.

The Sinking Of The Uss Housatonic By The Submarine Css H L Hunley

Autore: U. S. Navy
ISBN: 9781481968539
Grandezza: 32,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6276

WW.WOW.WOW OFFICIAL RECORDS ARE THE BEST Original U.S. Navy Documents: Order of Rear-Admiral John A. Dahlgren Information obtained from interrogating Confederate deserters Interrogation of a Confederate deserter Report of Rear-Admiral Dahlgren Report of Captain Joseph F. Green Report of Lieutenant Francis J. Higginson Report of Rear-Admiral Dahlgren Proceedings of a Board of Inquiry Report of Lieutenant William L. Churchill Original Confederate States Navy Documents: Notes from papers of First Engineer James H. Tomb Extract from Confederate Journal of Operations Letter from General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard Letter from Captain M. M. Gray

H L Hunley Site Assessment Classic Reprint

Autore: Larry E. Murphy
Editore: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781528024938
Grandezza: 41,80 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8445

Excerpt from H. L. Hunley Site Assessment It is important to observe that there were some predictable reactions resulting from Hunley's discovery and, therefore, some of the problematic issues that developed could have been resolved between agencies through early coordination and development of an administrative strategy for managing the shipwreck. Given the lack of a formal agreement between the State of South Carolina and the Department of the Navy (navy) or the General Services Administration (gsa) concerning exploration and administration of the submarine, it was inevitable that Hunley would become a controversial and highly politicized shipwreck. Some of Hunley's predecessors, whose discoveries and proposed recoveries have resulted in similar controversy, include the shipwrecks Alabama, Somers, Tecumseh, Hamilton and Scourge. Despite problems occurring during 1995 and 1996, the major players were able to overcome their differences. Concerns for the submarine's safety and how to best manage it led to exceptional responses, resulting in state and federal cooperation in the management of Hunley. Over the course of negotiations concerning Hunley, the site became one of the most protected shipwrecks in the United States. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Autore: Sam Willis
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1782065229
Grandezza: 80,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4300

Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances so extraordinary that they inspired literature: the ramming of the Essex by a sperm whale was immortalized in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Some symbolize colossal human tragedy: including the legendary Titanic whose maiden voyage famously went from pleasure cruise to epic catastrophe. From the Kyrenia ship of 300 BC to the Mary Rose, through to the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000, this is a thrilling work of narrative history from one of our most talented young historians.