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NHHC Reviews U.S. Navy Wrecks in South Pacific Waters and Prepares to Bring New Life to Disturbed Artifacts

  By Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The following post is about the conservation of artifacts that were removed, without authorization from the U.S. Navy, from the wreck of USS Salute. In partnership with the government of Brunei, U.S. Navy …

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The Conservation of Enfield Rifle Barrels from USS Tulip

The Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) manages the Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory which is primarily tasked with  the documentation, treatment, preservation, and curation of artifacts from US Navy sunken military craft.  Artifact conservation is an integral part of any archaeological investigation and allows for the …

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