The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley

A diagram of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Photo by Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images

The story of the H.L. Hunley really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War, which was ordered less than a week after the fall of Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

Tracy's Research:

  • Chaffin, Tom. " The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy." Hill and Wang. 2/16/2010.
  • Friends of the Hunley.
  • Hicks, Brian. "One-way Mission of the H.L. Hunley." Naval History Magazine. Vol. 28, No. 1.
  • Klein, Christopher. " The Hunley’s Daring Submarine Mission, 150 Years Ago." 2/17/2014.
  • Lance, Rachel M. et al. " Air blast injuries killed the crew of the submarine H.L. Hunley." PLOS One. 12(8): e0182244. 8/23/2017.