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Confederate sub, the first in the world to sink an enemy warship, made history 150 years ago
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, February 17, 2014 9:05 AM EST
It's an historic day in the annals of submarine warfare.
Re-enactors are to gather Monday evening on the coast from where the Hunley departed. A memorial service is th honor both the Hunley crew and the Union crewmen who died.
The hand-cranked Hunley is being conserved at a lab in North Charleston.
Just why the Hunley sank is still unclear. But scientists now say it was so close to the Housatonic the crew may have been knocked out by the explosion that sank the blockade ship.