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Smn Frank G. Collins

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Smn Frank G. Collins

  • Birth c.1837
  • Death 17 Feb 1864 Sullivans Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 8665814

Civil War Confederate Sailor. As a Seaman, he was one of 8 members of the "H.L. Hunley", the Confederate submarine that was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship. On February 17, 1864, the crewmen of the Hunley successfully sank the Union warship "USS Housatonic", but were never heard from after that. The 8 men were buried in Magnolia Cemetery on April 17, 2004 after the "Hunley" was raised. It is still uncertain why the Hunley sank. Collins was from Virginia.

Bio by: Heather from VA


  • Created by: Heather from VA
  • Added: 22 Apr 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Smn Frank G. Collins (c.1837–17 Feb 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8665814, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Heather from VA (contributor 39720311) .