Sea of Darkness

Sea of Darkness

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On a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic, a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years. But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew on board before it could return to shore. Considered by many to be the Civil Wara€™s greatest mystery, the Hunleya€™s demise and its resting place have been a topic of discussion for historians and Civil War buffs alike for more than a hundred years. Adding still more to the intrigue, the vessel was discovered in 1995 by a dive team led by famed novelist and shipwreck hunter Clive Cussler, sparking an underwater investigation that resulted in the raising of the Hunley on August 8, 2000. Since that time, the extensive research and restorative efforts underway have unraveled the incredible secrets that were locked within the submarine at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Join Civil War expert Brian Hicks as Sea of Darkness recounts the most historically accurate narrative of the sinking and eventual recovery ever written. Hicks has been given unprecedented access to all the main characters involved in the discovery, raising, and restoration of the Hunley. Complete with a foreword and additional commentary by Clive Cussler, Sea of Darkness offers new, never-before-published evidence on the cause of the Hunleya€™s sinking, providing readers a tantalizing behind-the-scenes look inside the historic submarine.Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley Brian Hicks. The only image of the Pioneer that survives is this schematic made in December 1863, after occupying Union forces found the sub in a New Orleans canal. The detailed drawing wasanbsp;...


Title:Sea of Darkness
Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher:Spry Publishing LLC - 2015-03-03
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