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Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon

Science Daily Wednesday, 23 August 2017
A powerful shockwave from the H.L. Hunley's own weapon killed the crew of the Confederate combat submarine as it sunk a Union ship. This finding comes from a four-year research project that involved repeatedly setting blasts near a scale model, shooting authentic weapons at historically accurate iron plate and many calculations on human respiration and the transmission of blast energy.
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News video: The Mystery of What Killed The Crew of The H.L. Hunley May Finally be Solved

The Mystery of What Killed The Crew of The H.L. Hunley May Finally be Solved 01:13

The Hunley was a confederate submarine that -- in 1864 -- became the first sub to sink an enemy battleship. But after it’s victory, it too, sank to the bottom of the ocean. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

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Jennifer K Cosham The men of the H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, were killed by their own weapon.... https://t.co/84r6iFoee7 4 days ago

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Robert E. Dunn Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon: Sailors experienced powerful blast at very close range https://t.co/wMbHAb1Iob 4 days ago

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Sharon Krossa 🌊🌹🍩 RT @Patrickesque: Crew of Confederate submarine that sank Union ship in US Civil War 'was killed by their own torpedo' https://t.co/tVC1Bc3… 5 days ago

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Patrick Karlsson Crew of Confederate submarine that sank Union ship in US Civil War 'was killed by their own torpedo' https://t.co/tVC1Bc3zrr 5 days ago

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Steve Pearson The H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, also instantly killed its own eight-man crew. https://t.co/v9oxRgi2bV 1 week ago

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Dawn RT @dukeresearch: Too close for safety: Confederate submarine #Hunley crew killed by blast of their own weapon. https://t.co/Tm0bQgiTCQ htt… 1 week ago

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