Statistical Data C S S Hunley


Acquisition.—Built at Mobile, Ala., in 1863, in the shops of Park & Lyons, by her designer, Hunley, McClintock, and Watson.

Description.—Submarine torpedo boat.

Dimensions.—Internal, height 5’; breadth 4’.

Speed—In smooth water and light current, 4 miles an hour.

Disposition.—Sunk with the U. S. S. Housatonic, which vessel she torpedoed, February 17, 1864, off Charleston, S. C.

Remarks.—Motive power, a hand propeller, worked by eight men.

Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion; Series II - Volume 1: Statistical Data of Union and Confederate Ships; Muster Roles of Confederate Government Vessels; Letters of Marque and Reprisals; Confederate Department Investigations, 1921, U.S. Government Printing Office

Hit Counter visits since 04/21/2004.
Page updated 05/22/2004