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History Identity The Pioneer Clues Conservation

For decades, the vessel's identity had vexed researchers. Many thought the submarine was the Pioneer, the first commissioned Confederate submarine that was constructed in New Orleans by the same group that later built the C.S.S. Hunley - the famed submarine now undergoing conservation at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston, S.C. However, a drawing of the pioneer recently discovered in the National Archives by naval historian Mark Ragan illustrates that the State Museum's submarine and the Pioneer are not the same vessel.

ubmarine on bank of Bayou St. John at Spanish Fort, 1900.
Louisiana State Museum submarine on bank of Bayou St. John at Spanish Fort, c. 1900.





Louisiana State Museum submarine on bank of Bayou St. John at Spanish Fort, c 1900

Louisiana State Museum submarine, Spanish Fort Amusement Park, c 1895 (Photograph by George F Mugnier)

Louisiana State Museum submarine, Spanish Fort Amusement park, c 1895 (Photograph by George F Mugnier)

Louisiana State Museum submarine, Spanish Fort Amusement park, c 1895 (Photograph by George F Mugnier)

Louisiana State Museum submarine, Spanish Fort, c 1895 (Photograph by George F. Mugnier)

Louisiana State Museum submarine, Jackson Square, c 1945

Louisiana State Museum submarine under Presbytere arcade, c 1995

Louisiana State Museum submarine under Presbytere arcade, c 1995

Louisiana State Museum administrators inspecting submarine at Jackson Square, c 1952

Ironclad Ram Manassas under fire at Fort Jackson and St. Philip, April 24 1862

Drawing of the Louisiana State Museum Submarine by Historian Signey H. Schell

Rebel Submarine ram diagram

Moving the submarine into LSM

Moving the submarine into LSM