The battle happened off the coast of Galveston on January 11, 1863, and I missed that in the timeline.
Of note in the news article:
The Hatteras can’t be disturbed due to its status as US navy property and a war grave – two of its engine-room crew killed in the battle with the Alabama are believed to lie buried inside the hull. This made the 3D sonar scan particularly well suited to mapping the wreck, because it’s completely hands-off.
That’s nice. That’s very nice.
Categories: American Civil War