The Hunley Recovery Project

The Hunley Recovery Project (HM21TF)

Location: Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.534', W 79° 51.434'

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The Hunley Recovery Project

Federal, state, and private sector underwater archaeologists teamed with engineers and divers from Oceaneering International to excavate and recover the H.L. Hunley. Oceaneering, a marine engineering company, has done recovery work on the USS Monitor and NASA's Liberty Bell 7 space capsule.

In mid-summer 2000, the team excavated the sub and supported it with a continuous series of slings attached to a specially built recovery frame. Each sling had a load cell to provide constant computerized monitoring of the hull stresses during recovery operations. Finally, the Hunley was raised from its resting place and transported to a conservation facility in North Charleston, where the delicate work of conservation and preservation will continue for years.

The Hunley Recovery Project represents a model of public/private partnership and interagency cooperation to preserve a national treasure. The Friends of the Hunley, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Hunley complete its historic journey home, have spearheaded fundraising for the recovery and conservation. Major funding has also been provided by the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program and the State of South Carolina.
HM NumberHM21TF
Placed By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 607044 N 3625136
Decimal Degrees32.75890000, -79.85723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.534', W 79° 51.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 32.04" N, 79° 51' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301 Poe Ave, Sullivan's Island SC 29482, US
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