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Hunley submarine
Society: ASMMain Category: ManufacturingSub Category: Materials Handling & ExtractionEra: 1860-1869DateCreated: 2007CharlestonState: SCCountry: USAWebsite: Hunley, H.L.

In the context of naval warfare, H.L. Hunley changed the world.  Its builders' innovative use of materials, design and manufacturing techniques resulted in the world's first successful attack submarine.

Image Credit: Edwin GrosvenorEra_date_from: 1860
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