The Hunley’s air circulation system didn’t work or was disconnected the night she and her eight-man crew vanished in 1864. The finding suggests difficulty getting oxygen inside crew compartment.
We are open for limited hours during weekend tours. Reservations required.
Scientists are at work to preserve the Hunley and remove the concretion (a rock-hard layer of sand, rust, sediment and silt) that covers the inside of the crew compartment.