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  • Hunt begins for Civil War sub [USS Alligator]

    08/25/2004 10:05:58 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 18 replies · 1,094+ views
    The News and Observer [Raleigh, N.C.] ^ | August 25, 2004 | Jerry Allegood, Staff Writer
    Hunt begins for Civil War subResearchers use high-tech equipment to scan the ocean floor for the USS Alligator By JERRY ALLEGOOD, Staff WriterOCRACOKE -- In the battle for submarine fame, the CSS Hunley has far outclassed the USS Alligator. Consider their Civil War service: The Confederate Hunley was credited with sinking a Union ship. The Union Alligator aborted its first mission because it couldn't dive in shallow river water. The Hunley was believed to have sunk in combat. The Alligator went down in a storm while being towed to Charleston, S.C. The Hunley sank with nine men aboard. The Alligator...