The Hunley Submarine

In 1864, the Confederate Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley became the first submersible to sink an enemy warship, but then… read more

In 1864, the Confederate Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley became the first submersible to sink an enemy warship, but then disappeared. The remains of the Hunley were discovered in 1995 and removed from the water in 2000. Still pictures were shown as archaeologist Michael Scufuri talked about the recovery and restoration. Video from the Friends of the Hunley showed the vessel being rotated into an upright position for the first time the previous week.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 27-July 1 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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  • Scafuri, Michael P. Archaeologist Clemson University Restoration Institute->Warren Lasch Conservation Lab

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North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Jul 30, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 1, 2011

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  • Jul 30, 2011 | 12:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 31, 2011 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 31, 2011 | 9:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 01, 2011 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 01, 2011 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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