Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mystery of the secret Confederate submarine Hunley is SOLVED

Via Jonathan 

The first submarine to down an enemy ship was sunk itself after its crew failed to release an emergency weight to help it resurface. 

Crew aboard the Confederate vessel HL Hunley did not disconnect the 1,000lb keel blocks to help it rapidly resurface, resulting in the sub being trapped underwater and the men dying from lack of oxygen.

Scientists who removed the corrosion, silt and shells from the boat found the levers all locked in their regular position, solving a mystery dating back to 1864.  

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