An Infernal Machine

While the C.S.S. Hunley is famous for being the first submarine to sink a ship in combat, but in 1861 another Confederate submarine, built in Richmond, was in the news.  Recent research by historian Mark Ragan, has found evidence proving the subs construction, but its fate remains unknown.

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Confederate_Submarine.htm

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2 Responses to “An Infernal Machine”

  1. It’s probably lost beneath the waves…

  2. That is a possibility – there are suggestions that its floating air supply tube was fouled, leading to its sinking. Another theory is that in ended up in Louisiana – a mystery sub was found there – mentioned elsewhere on this site.

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