150 years after sinking, Confederate submarine slowly reveals its secrets

January 30, 2015 7:07 PM

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150 years after sinking, Confederate submarine slowly reveals its secrets

Scientists may finally solve the mystery behind the sinking of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the H.L. Hunley’s hull. Experts hope to solve the mystery of why the famed hand-cranked submarine sank during the Civil War.

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