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Building Bridges on Sunken Ships

USS Houston in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, in 1940-41, after her final modifications. Courtesy of Robert I. Martin, 1975. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

By Sam Cox (Rear Adm. USN, Ret.), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command I’ve just attended a series of meetings in Jakarta last week where government officials from Indonesia, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom all expressed their determination and resolve to protect and preserve the USS Houston …

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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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