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Navy Legend – David Glasgow Farragut

By Lt. j.g. Chloe Morgan, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Adm. David Glasgow Farragut was a Hispanic Sailor who devoted a remarkable 59 years of his life to naval service, ultimately becoming the U.S. Navy’s first admiral. The Early Years: A Tale of Two Fathers Born at …

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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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A Rare Recovery: CSS Georgia

150710-N-XJ695-057 SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 13, 2015) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Kevin Butler plunges into the waters of the Savannah River in support of the salvage of Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia. Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6 are working in conjunction with archaeologists, conservationists, Naval History and Heritage Command, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a project directed by Naval Sea Systems Command Supervisor of Salvage and Diving to salvage and preserve CSS Georgia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)

By: Dr. Alexis Catsambis, Archaeologist & Cultural Resource Manager, Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch My work is unique. I am an underwater archeologist, part of a team actually, responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the U.S. Navy’s sunken military craft. While there is no …

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Farragut’s Fleet Takes New Orleans after Dash Upriver

From the Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division When you read about Vice Adm. David G. Farragut, it is most likely in terms of his being lashed to the mast of USS Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1865. It was during this Civil War …

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The Legacy of Ships Named Enterprise

  by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division On March 6, 1822, a 12-gun schooner named Enterprise captured four pirate vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. The event is little known, not well documented, and it was one of her …

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