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 Thomas W. Parks

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Thomas W. Parks

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 15 Oct 1863 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Plot Hunley Plot
  • Memorial ID 8370880

Builder of the H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy war ship. Thomas W. Parks owned the Parks and Lyons Machine Shop, Mobile, Alabama. This shop is where the sub was designed and constructed. On October 15, 1863, during a test run, Parks died along with his crewmates when the H.L. Hunley was accidentally trapped on the bottom of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 9 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8370880
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas W. Parks (unknown–15 Oct 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8370880, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .