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Conservators in Action: Uncovering Secrets of the Suspected Revenge Cannon

By Shanna Daniel, Archaeological Conservator, Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command It’s never a dull day at Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology (UA) Conservation Laboratory especially when a heavily concreted cannon from the suspected wreck site of the 14-gun naval schooner Revenge arrived on May 26, …

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How the 1967 Fire on USS Forrestal Improved Future U.S. Navy Damage Control Readiness

By Hank Stewart, Commander, USN (Retired), Assistant Professor of Engineering, Maine Maritime Academy Editor’s note: While on active duty, Commander Stewart wrote his U.S. Army Command and General Staff College master’s thesis on ‘The Impact of The USS Forrestal’s 1967 Fire on United States Navy Shipboard Damage Control.’ The thesis …

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19th Century Naval Shipyard Innovation

By Gina Nichols, Supervisory Archivist/Head of Collections Dept., U.S. Navy Seabee Museum As the Navy transitioned from wooden sailing vessels to a steam powered fleet, three major innovations – steam power, marine railways, and the shiphouse – changed the tone and development of shipyards during the 19th century. Each of …

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