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Beautiful and Dangerous, CSS Alabama Ruled the Sea

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communications and Outreach Division Few ships during the Civil War carried the mystique of the infamous commerce raider CSS Alabama. The  side-wheel steamer was the OO7 of ships, her sleek and elegant built belying her long-range armament, canons and rifles above and below deck. She could …

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CSS Alabama Britten Shell and Box

CSS Alabama, a screw sloop-of-war, was commissioned by the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. It was built in Liverpool, England and launched on 24 August 1862. Alabama served the Confederate Navy as a commerce raider and captured more than 60 vessels during her two year storied career. …

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Recovering History – CSS Georgia Update

Unidentified decorative iron artifact recovered during CSS GEORGIA project.

By Kate Morrand, Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Conservator As a conservator for NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology (UA) Branch, the majority of my work is focused on treatment of archaeological material recovered from U.S. Navy sunken military craft and primarily takes place in the UA Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory …

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Navy History Matters – May 28, 2019

Compiled by Brent Hunt, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division  Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you …

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The Making of the Medal of Honor

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Like a ship’s crest, the symbolism behind a physical medal associated with an award in America’s Navy isn’t represented by a single element, but is instead the combination of many extraordinary components. Together with the multiple actions …

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Twenty Years of Navy Shipwrecks: 1996-2016

By Dr. Robert S. Neyland, Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch Head In 1996, underwater archaeology was officially incorporated into the U.S. Navy with the creation of a dedicated branch at the Naval Historical Center, which in 2008 became the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). The development …

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USS Hatteras Wreck Still Making Waves 152 Years Later

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division As a Union gunboat, the Southern-named USS Hatteras had a successful career in chasing down blockade runners during the early days of the Civil War. But her greatest victory came 121 years after she was sunk on Jan. 11, …

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Navy History Matters–October 1, 2019

Compiled by Brent Hunt, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you …

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