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He Bet His Life

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The CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship as well as the forerunner for the modern day, atomic-powered model, was conceived by Captain Horace L. Hunley. Constructed in New Orleans, and later, Mobile, Alabama, the Hunley was shipped to Charleston, South Carolina via rail car for use in the Confederate Navy. Over 35 men died during trial runs in the sub, including the builder. On February 17, 1864, the Hunley was used successfully.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 14, Dec 1962, p11, por