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Old 13 February 2015, 17:42
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Originally Posted by RedDawg_03 View Post
Ive always thought because of the detonation of the charge that was placed on the hull of the other ship, perhaps they were all knocked out and and the Hunley sunk and they were over come by carbon dioxide build up.
Could be, but since the Hunley was found about two miles to seaward of the Housatonic, and the attack was timed to take advantage of high tide coming in to help their return journey, the boat had to have been propelled to its final location against the tide by people who were not unconscious at that time. We'll probably never know exactly what happened.
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