This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - HL Hunley Sinks USS Housatonic. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Throughout the Civil War, as early as 1861, Confederates experimented with a variety of new technology, including the use of crude submarines. H.L. Hunley, oversaw the development of one such submarine that became his namesake, the CSS H.L. Hunley.
The “Hunley,” was a long narrow boat, powered by a hand-cranked propeller with ballast tanks at the bow and stern which were operated with hand pumps. The boat was manned by a crew of eight, with seven working the propeller crank and one steering. Access to the interior was through two water tight hatches on the submarine's small conning towers.
For armament, the Hunley was equipped with a long spar torpedo with an explosive charge. In July 1863, Hunley demonstrated his new submarine for Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan. During the test, Hunley successfully approached a coal barge, planted its torpedo, and withdrew before detonating the charge.
The presentation is picture rich and covers the following
CSS H.L. Hunley
CSS H.L. Hunley Diagram
Taken to Charleston, SC
Testing & Sinking
Sinking # 2
Ready for Battle
CSS H.L. Hunley v. USS Housatonic
USS Housatonic Sinks
Aftermath of the Sinking
Raising of the CSS H. L. Hunley
CSS H.L. Hunley
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