Discovering the Hunley

Discovering the Hunley (HM21TG)

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° 51.433'

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Discovering the Hunley

Since the night of the attack, the H.L. Hunley and its crew escaped detection by amateur and professional divers. In 1980, novelist Clive Cussler and a team of underwater archaeologists began to search for the submarine in the outer Charleston Harbor. Fifteen years later they found what they believed to be the lost sub, buried in sediment in thirty feet of water four miles southeast of Fort Moultrie.

Researchers from the National Park Service, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Naval Historical Center, soon confirmed the discovery of the Hunley and partially uncovered and mapped the vessel. Tests revealed that the Hunley has sufficient hull strength to allow for recovery, conservation, and eventual display at the Charleston Museum.
HM NumberHM21TG
Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 607046 N 3625136
Decimal Degrees32.75890000, -79.85721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.534', W 79° 51.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 32.04" N, 79° 51' 25.98" 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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