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    Posted: 23 Aug 2017 at 5:53pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 610ET Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2017 at 11:47am

It seems like she would have sunk right there if the crew was dead from their own blast?
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I got the impression from the article that the explosion did not breach the Hunley's hull.  If so, she may have drifted below the surface for a while before settling on the bottom.

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Originally posted by Dr. Stan Dr. Stan wrote:


I got the impression from the article that the explosion did not breach the Hunley's hull.  If so, she may have drifted below the surface for a while before settling on the bottom.



"The Hunley itself later sank, with its crew of eight aboard".

Maybe just not clearly worded?


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Maybe.  So I took another look at the article.  And it looks like the explosion was the cause of their deaths, but the boat maintained watertight integrity for a time.

Quote . . . the skeletons of all eight of the crew were all still at their stations, with no broken bones, and the sub was in very good condition . . .

"There were some holes in the hull that were the result of time under the sea. But there was no actual damage found to have happened from the blast itself," . . .


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Agree. But we'll never no for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2017 at 2:36pm
That's true.  But, at least they know more than they did 10 years ago.
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