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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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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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The Secret Weapon of Navy Diving

NEDU was stationed at the Washington Navy Yard, where this 1974 photo was taken, for almost 50 years before moving to its current home in Panama City, Florida, in 1975.

By Mary Ryan, Curator, Naval Undersea Museum The Navy has many unsung heroes; in fact, you could argue most of our Navy is made up of them. A central truth about unsung heroes, by the term’s very definition, is that their contributions are significant yet under-recognized. September 25th, the Naval Undersea …

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NHHC Archaeologists Get Out On the Water

by Blair Atcheson, Naval History and Heritage Command, UAB Historic Preservation & Outreach Coordinator  Did you know there are U.S. Navy craft in the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay? Recently, NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) team got a well-deserved break from our desk work and went out into the field …

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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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