Naval History and Heritage Command

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CSS Alabama Deadeye

A deadeye is thick, wooden circular disc with three holes in the center one on top and two on bottom.  Encircling the wood is a piece of iron that tapers outward toward the top with an iron bolt going through it.  The iron would have attached to the ship and rope would be pulled through the holes.
Title: CSS Alabama Deadeye
Caption: Wooden deadeye, part of the rigging of the vessel.
Description: A three-holed wooden deadeye was used in the standing and running of rigging for sailing. This is considered a composite artifact with both wood and metal making the conservation treatment process more difficult.
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Topic
  • Underwater Archaeology
Document Type
  • Artifact
Wars & Conflicts
  • Civil War 1861-1865
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