WHO WERE THE CREW?
Researchers found that 4 of the crew were born in Europe! Only one member of the crew is known to have married and had children; his descendants have been located. Nothing is known about the others.
THE ODD WAY THEY WERE FOUND
All 8 skeletons were found perfectly preserved at the posts inside the sub, with no damage observed to the skeletons. When the Hunley was raised in 2000, salvage experts were amazed to find the eight-man crew poised as if they had been caught completely unawares by the tragedy. All were still sitting in their posts and there was no evidence that they had attempted to flee the foundering vessel.
HOW THE CREW DIED
|Credit: US Navy|
The research was published in PLOS ONE.
SOURCE: UK Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/23/mystery-deaths-hl-hunley-submarine-crew-solved-accidentally/