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Mid Section, Howell Torpedo No. 24, #2013-001-002

Conservator Paul Mardikian holds the oil shield in its original position over the fly wheel in the midsection of the torpedo.
Title: 150723-N-TH437-025
Description: WASHINGTON (July 23, 2015) Paul Mardikian, a conservator with TerraMare Conservation and SEARCH, shows the original position of the oil shield inside the middle body section of the now-fully conserved Howell Mark I Torpedo No. 24. Lost from the Iowa (BB 4) during a training exercise and found by a dolphin team from the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program off the coast of San Diego, conservators have been preserving and studying the torpedo since May 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood/Released)
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