BE A PART OF THE HUNLEY'S FOURTH CREW.
On February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine, H. L. Hunley, attacked and sank the U.S.S. Housatonic four miles off Sullivan’s Island in the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first submarine to sink a ship in world history.
The Hunley signaled to shore that she had completed the attack and was on the way home, but instead, she disappeared into the night with her brave crew of eight. History recorded this mission as a valiant exercise of duty and the Hunley as a pioneer in technological innovation.
Surrounded over time in mystery, the Hunley was raised on August 8, 2000, 136 years after her triumph and tragedy. She was brought to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center, a technological workplace designed to seek out and record the facts of the Hunley’s journey into history.
You can help solve the mystery of the Hunley’s disappearance and conserve her for generations to come. By joining Friends of the Hunley, your donation will literally help us navigate the Hunley to her rightful place in history. This is an incredible journey. Please join today.