Voyage of the Hunley
February night in 1864 the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley
sank the Union Housatonic in the first successful submarine
attack. In her triumph the Hunley sank with all hands
aboard, the cause of her fate a mystery. Some 136 years later, the
newly-discovered Hunley was raised to the surface at Charleston
harbor and restoration work began. The Voyage of the Hunley
is an account of the Hunley's development and career, her
mysterious sinking, and her recovery and restoration to date.
Edwin P. Hoyt is the author of Bowfin, The Kamikazes,
and many other books on military history. He lives in Beaverton,
Oregon (Portland area).