UNC-Charlotte Professor to Present at Abernethy Laurels

January 26, 2016

UNC-Charlotte Professor Scott Hippensteel will  present on the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, on Wednesday, January 27 at 11am in the Community Center at Abernethy Laurels.

Built amid secrecy during the American Civil War, the H.L. Hunley has held tightly to its murky mysteries. The H.L. Hunley, nearly 40 feet long, was built in Mobile, Alabama. Many have questions as to why it slipped to the bottom of the sea after its success changed naval warfare. Hippensteel, PhD, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at UNC-Charlotte, who has been a member of the research team since the mini-submarine was raised in 1995 will share his story.

The presentation is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call Rob at 465-8519.

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