H.L. Hunley Hoisted by J.A. King Engineered Monitoring System

June 24, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC – A significant milestone was passed yesterday when the Hunley stood completely upright for the first time since it sank in 1864. Our Integrated Solutions Division designed and built the monitoring system that showed and recorded in real-time the weight distribution across the submarine as it was being rotated. This system allowed the Hunley project engineers to monitor the horizontal and vertical loads using 36 custom engineered load monitoring plates. Our custom engineered monitoring system was the instrumentation system and software that the engineers used to determine exactly how much to move each sling – it was literally millimeters at a time over 2.5 days.  It was amazing to see and to be a part of. ~ John E. King, CEO

Check out the time-lapse video to see how it was done:

For more information about the Friends of the Hunley project, check out this video:

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