Event Summary

Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks Union blockader Housatonic

Date

February 17, 1864

Description

Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks Union blockader Housatonic � the first sinking of a surface ship by a submarine in battle

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

670