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Chem bath to expose hull of Confed sub - 5/2/2014 10:36:53 AM   
Joe D.


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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Scientists near the city where the Civil War began prepared Thursday to soak an encrusted Confederate submarine in a chemical bath to reveal its hull for the first time in 150 years, seeking to solve the mystery of the demise of the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship

The hand-cranked H.L. Hunley — which rests in a 76,000-gallon conservation tank — will be treated with a solution of sodium hydroxide for about three months to loosen the encrustation coating the hull and interior of the sub ...

http://news.yahoo.com/confederate-sub-chemical-bath-expose-hull-195511130.html


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RE: Chem bath to expose hull of Confed sub - 5/2/2014 7:18:38 PM   
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Very interesting -- thanks for sharing this. It has always been a puzzle that the Hunley sank, when there are reports of a signal from her after the attack on the Housatonic.

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