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Concretion, USS Houston, #2016-032-002

A hard flat conglomerate of sea shells, sand, and red iron corrosion that formed on the USS Houston’s hull.
Title: USS Houston Concretion from Ship’s Hull (2016-032-002)
Caption: A flat concretion from the hull section recovered from a WWII era ship, USS Houston.
Description: A flat concretion from the hull section recovered from a WWII era Northampton-class heavy cruiser (CA-30). A concretion is a conglomeration of shell, sand, and corrosion, usually from iron, creating a concretion like casing around an artifact.
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