Horace Lawson Hunley

Description of the EventHorace Lawson Hunley (died 1863, age 40), Confederate marine engineer and inventor of the first combat submarine, CSS Hunley, died during a trial of his vessel. During a routine exercise of the submarine, which had already sunk twice previously, Hunley took command. After failing to resurface, Hunley and the seven other crew members drowned.
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Year of Birth1823
Year of Death1863
OccupationMarine Engineer
Born InUnited States
Age of Death40