When the Hunley fired a black powder torpedo at the Housatonic, the Union ship lost five men in the resulting blast. But the Hunley lost its entire crew. The 1995 discovery of the sub some 1,000 feet away from the site of the Civil War showdown revealed that all eight members of the crew had died seated at their battle stations. The sub was, for the most part, intact, and there was no sign that the crew had made any effort to evacuate the vessel or pump out water. None of them suffered broken bones. By all appearances, they'd died without a struggle.