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4:19 am on Saturday August 25, 2012

North Charleston training submarine apparently spotted being towed through harbor

Image by North Charleston The USS Daniel Webster being towed back to the Naval Weapons Station in 2010 after going to Virginia for repairs. Update: The ship was indeed being towed back after receiving more repairs at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in...
7:05 am on Monday January 16, 2012

Researchers prep for Hunley's first move in ten years (update: first upright, unobstructed view of Hunley)

Image by Flickr user Laser BurnersUpdate January 16: Scientists recently removed the the truss out of the tank which had been supporting the H.L. Hunley, offering the first unobstructed and upright view of the Civil War submarine since 1864. The...
11:34 am on Thursday September 29, 2011

Submarine in Charleston Harbor surprises

Image by Department of Defense That mystery sub was the USS Daniel Webster. No Cold War surprises though, just one of the decommissioned nuclear subs used for training at the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek being towed out for maintenance on...
4:43 am on Friday August 6, 2010

Ten years after its raising, mystery still surrounds the H.L. Hunley (updated with video)

Image by WikipediaSunday marks the 10th anniversary of the raising of the H.L. Hunley, the first hand cranked submarine in history to sink an enemy warship. Today at 10 a.m., scientists held a news conference to announce a major step in the...
4:06 am on Wednesday November 4, 2009

Union soldier's letters recreate first search for H.L. Hunley

Image by Flickr user mediafuryImage by 20091104-hunley.jpg The Post and Courier has a piece on William L. Churchill, a Union Navy officer, whose historical letters let us look back in time at the first search for the sunken Confederate submarine,...
7:21 am on Friday May 23, 2008

Hunley closer to conservation after ballast pump removed

Image by Friends of the HunleyImage by hunley.jpg The forward pump being carefully lifted from the Hunley’s conservation tank. The Civil War-era Confederate submarine Hunley had its forward ballast pump removed Thursday, the last major piece that...