Explore the History of the H.L. Hunley

March 21st, 2019 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Thursday, March 21, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Friends of the Hunley


Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)


This is a beautifully appointed website about the history and recovery efforts of the Civil War submarine, the H.L. Hunley

On February 17, 1864, the Hunley became the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship, a feat as important as the first airplane flown by the Wright brothers. But on the same day, she and all of her crew members suddenly disappeared. What caused her to sink? And would she ever be found? You can explore this mystery at today’s site.

When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to view: 

  • History
  • Science
  • The Mystery

With lots of text and many photos, learn about the building, innovation, evolution, and design of the Hunley, its contribution to the Civil War, the recovery effort, the preservation of the submarine, and more!


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