Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

140131-N-CS953-004

A conservator is manually removing concretion with a scalpel from the outside of the midsection of the Howell Torpedo
Title: 140131-N-CS953-004
Description: WASHINGTON (Jan. 31, 2014) Claudia Chemello, a contractor hired by NHHC Underwater Archeology Branch, slowly scrapes away sediment that has collected on the outside of the Howell Torpedo's depth gauge as she searches for a way to access the gauge's compartment. Underwater Archeology along with contractors from Terra Mare Conservation, opened the midsection of the torpedo to find more than 140 pounds of sediment inside. The sediment will help NHHC tell the story of the torpedo, that was lost from the Iowa (BB 4) during a training mission and found by a dolphin in the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program off the coast of San Diego last year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)
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