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    The USS Housatonic.  The Hunley was the invention of Horace L. Hunley.  Its 1864 attack on the Housatonic employed a barbed torpedo on the end of a long pole--torpedo propulsion technology did not exist during the Civil War.  The exact circumstances surrounding the fate of the Hunley that night continue to be debated, but it is known that she herself sank shortly after sinking the Housatonic.  The Hunley was raised from Charleston Harbor in 2000. 

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    The USS Housatonic.  The Hunley was the invention of Horace L. Hunley.  Its 1864 attack on the Housatonic employed a barbed torpedo on the end of a long pole--torpedo propulsion technology did not exist during the Civil War.  The exact circumstances surrounding the fate of the Hunley that night continue to be debated, but it is known that she herself sank shortly after sinking the Housatonic.  The Hunley was raised from Charleston Harbor in 2000. 

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