H.L. Hunley Museum (Warren-Lasch Conservation Center) Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

The H.L. Hunley submarine made history during the American Civil War when she became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat. In February 1864, the Hunley, under command of Lieutenant George E. Dixon, sank the U.S.S. Housatonic; a Union blockade vessel. The Hunley's mission was a success, but disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and never returned to port. The Hunley was the third in a series of submarines constructed by engineers Horace Lawson Hunley, Baxter Watson, and James McClintock. Before the Hunley's successful attack on the Housatonic, the Hunley had two accidents, the second of which claimed Horace Hunley's life. 

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Dymock (ETV Intern)

  • H.L. Hunley Museum Entrance
  • The Hunley Submarine In The Conservation Tank
  • Hunley Deconcretion Of The Interior - Display
  • 3-D Scan Of The Hunley
  • Lieutenant George E. Dixon's Legendary Gold Coin
  • Photos Of Civil War Soldiers
  • Charleston, S.C., Before The Civil War - Display
  • Blockades And Rise Of Blockade Runners - Display
  • Civil War Timeline 1
  • Civil War Timeline 2
  • Civil War Timeline 3
  • Parts Of The Hunley Submarine
  • The Third Crew Of The Hunley
  • The Hunley's Attack On The U.S.S. Housatonic - Display
  • Miniature Model Of The Hunley Submarine
  • What Happened To The H.L. Hunley?
  • The "Lucky Shot" Theory
  • "Collision At Sea" Theory
  • "Trapped By The Tides" Theory
  • "Torpedo Takes Out The Hunley" Theory
  • Hunley Hand-Crank Simulator
  • Hunley Hand-Crank Simulator 2
  • The Hunley's Projected Path
  • Hunley Crew Member Heights
  • "Solving The Mystery" Display
  • "A Tight Fit" - Display
  • Union Naval Uniform Replica
  • Model Of The Hunley Inside The "Cradle"
  • Hunley Timeline, Starting With The "Pioneer" Precursor Submarine
  • Found - Thirty Feet Below - Display 
  • Clive Cussler Finds The Hunley - Display
  • Harry Pecorelli, III's Wet Suit
  • How The Hunley Appeared In The Cradle After It Was Raised From The Ocean Floor
  • Hunley Recovery Plan
  • "Safely Submerged" Display
  • "Hunley Time Capsule" Display
  • "Excavation Of Crew Compartment" Display
  • Clues To The Final Mystery
  • "Forensic Analysis Of Crew Remains"
  • "Raising The Hunley" Simulator
  • "Identification Through DNA" Display
  • James Wicks - Union Sailor On A Confederate Submarine?
  • Finding Dixon's Gold Coin
  • The Story Of Dixon's Gold Coin
  • Arnold Becker's Paper Trail
  • Conserving And Preserving The Hunley
  • Recovering Artifacts
  • Layers Of The Ocean Floor
  • Archeological And Excavation Tools
  • Replica Of The Hunley's Compass
  • Artifacts Found
  • Artifact Replicas
  • Conserving The Hunley's Binoculars
  • Hunley Metal - Before And After Treatment
  • Heroes Home To Rest
  • Life-Like Mannequins Of The Hunley Crew, With Confederate Medals Of Honor
  • Cannon From The C.S.S. Alabama
  • The Hunley's "Blackout Mode"
  • Quote From Capt. George Dixon
  • The Blue Light Mystery
  • Size Comparison Between The Hunley And The U.S.S. Housatonic
  • Part Of The Hunley Replica Used In The TNT Made For TV Movie
  • "The Final Crew" Display
  • Model Of The Hunley - How It Appeared Surfaced
  • Third Crew Volunteers
  • The Hunley's First Two Missions
  • The First Two Crews
  • Model Of The Hunley With Crew
  • The Hunley Is Born - Construction In Mobile, Alabama
  • The Hunley Travels To Charleston - Display
  • Design Schematic Of The Second Submarine Built By Hunley, McClintock, And Watson - The American Diver
  • New Methods Of Defense - Display
  • Civil War Firsts - Display
  • The Turtle - Revolutionary War Era Submarine
  • The Nautilus - Submarine
  • The Submarine Race - Display
  • Confederate Uniform Coat, Kepi, And Various Civil War Era Items
  • Outside View Of Hunley Replica Used In TNT Movie
  • Map Of Charleston's Historic Waterfront 
  • Civil War Era Navy Uniform
  • "Charleston At War!" Exhibit
  • "A Work In Progress" Display
  • Quote From Inventor Frances Smith
  • "Finding The Hunley" Display
  • Here, Museum Visitors Can Vote Which Hunley Theory Is The Most Plausible. 
  • The Hunley's Team Of Experts
  • Quote From Glenn McConnell, Hunley Commission Chairman
  • H.L. Hunley Timeline
  • Glenn McConnell And Warren Lasch - Recovery Dream Team

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