Bayou St. John Confederate Submarine (1860s)

Yet another old article, but of interest to those into Civil War submarines –
-this story details a submarine recovered from Bayou St. John in Louisiana, that probably dates from the early days of the Civil War – long thought to be the Pioneer, built by those who later built the Hunley, its creation remains a mystery. See

for an image and several other links on the sub, including to a recent episode of the History Detectives which tried to confirm a family’s story that a relative had helped build it.



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