Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Hunley is exposed

I've been following the recovery of the Confederate submarine Hunley since it was found, and then raised, and then excavated (finding the remains of the crew, including the captain, with his lucky gold piece). 

So I was happy to read about the full exposure of the sub's superstructure, after a couple of years of chemical stabilization, followed by removal of the encrusting sediments.   In the picture, you can see the hand-cranked propeller mechanism.

Hunley's hull revealed after 150 years

Very, very cool.

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