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Conservation Treatment Report on the USS Staff Bell 

The USS Staff bell was transferred to NHHC in 1967 when the ship was struck from the naval vessel register following her final decommissioning. The bell underwent conservation by a private conservator in 2014.  

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Pre-conservation photos

Brass Ship bell heavily tarnished with rope along the top.

Ship's bell from USS Staff. Bell is covered in dust and has a piece of duct tape attached to it.  

Post-conservation photos

Ship's bell from USS Staff. Bell is shiny brass.

Ship's bell from USS Staff. Bell is shiny brass with stamped letters "U.S.S. / Staff / 1942." Red paint in the letters.
Published: Mon May 11 09:10:56 EDT 2020