Today on Discovery Enterprise we present The Hunley, a 1999 television movie directed by John Gray and starring Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Michael Dolan and Christopher Bauer. The film is based on the true story of the H. L. Hunley submarine and the sinking of the USS Housatonic on February 17th, 1864.
|The USS Housatonic|
This motion picture tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled Confederate submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extraordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat.
We also invite you to watch the National Geographic Channel’s documentary The H.L. Hunley, Secret Weapon of the Confederacy which we posted on Discovery Enterprise on Friday, October 7, 2011.