Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley Rotated Upright (Video)

By on Jun 25, 2011 in Science, United States, World Comments
Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley
Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley in S.C.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Bruce Smith

Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first marine vessel to sink an enemy warship was rotated to an upright position on Thursday, June 23, 2011, according to international news reports.

It was said that H.L. Hunley was resting on its side in a 45-degree angle when it sank and was raised 11 years ago on its original position. Rotating it upright in almost 150 years was said to be a delicate tasks.

Scientists at a conservation lab in North Charleston, South Carolina started rotating the H.L. Hunley on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Workers took two days to finish the painstaking job of rotating the hand-cracked H.L. Hunley revealing a side of its hull not seen since it sank off the South Carolina coast during the Civil War.

According to several reports, H.L. Hunley was needed to be turned upright to continue with the job of conservation.

Meanwhile, here is a video uploaded in YouTube courtesy of FriendsoftheHunley.

Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley Rotated Upright Video

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