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Chesapeake Flotilla: America’s Defense of the Bay (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shanna L Daniel. George Schwarz.

US Navy’s Chesapeake Flotilla was a collection of 16 gunboats assembled under the direction of Joshua Barney to defend the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.  The Flotilla engaged the Royal Navy in several skirmishes along the Patuxent River but was forced to scuttle the vessels in August of 1814.  In 2010-11 Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) and state of Maryland partners excavated sections of the flotilla’s probable flagship, USS Scorpion. Diagnostic artifacts, such as surgical...


Conservation, Preservation and Curation Issues Resulting from Unauthorized Recovery of Archaeological Material from US Navy Sunken Military Craft (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Claudia Chemello. Shanna L Daniel.

The Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory, part of the NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch, supports the Command's mission through the conservation, preservation and curation of archaeological material recovered from US Navy sunken military craft (SMC).  More than 7% of the Navy's archaeological artifact collection was returned to NHHC for treatment and management following unauthorized removal from US Navy SMC.  Unsanctioned and uncontrolled removal of...


Evaluating a Cooperative Approach to the Management of Digital Archaeological Records (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Sara Rivers Cofield. Jodi Reeves Eyre.

The Department of Defense (DoD) needs efficient access to data from past archaeological investigations at its installations in order to avoid sudden, unpredicted site discoveries that delay mission-oriented activities, programs, and projects. The ECAMDAR project is a test case designed to evaluate whether and how an online repository for digital archaeological and cultural resource management (CRM) data and information developed and managed by the Center for Digital Antiquity (Digital Antiquity)...


Howell Mark I Torpedo No. 24: Discovery, History, Research and Conservation (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Claudia Chemello. Paul Mardikian. Kate E Morrand.

As one of its many functions, the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology Branch operates the Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory in order to conserve, document, research and curate US Navy's archaeological artifacts.  The Archaeology & Conservation Lab also conducts scientific and historical research to better inform conservation treatments, contribute data to archaeological research questions and help interpret the US Navy's submerged cultural heritage. NHHC's...


Sunken US Navy Submarines: Archaeological Sites And War Graves of the World Wars (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert S Neyland.

This presentation discusses the quantity and context of the US Navy's submarine losses during World War I, World War II and the Cold War. The wrecks include losses due to combat, misadventure, and intentional scuttling.  Submarine wrecks representing war graves are given special consideration since they represent more than wreck sites for research, but also places that should be respected. The locations and causes of sinking of many submarines have been documented, however the final resting...


Toe the Line: An Overview of the Revised Permitting Program for Research of U.S. Navy’s Sunken and Terrestrial Military Craft (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Blair Atcheson. Alexis Catsambis.

The Naval History and Heritage Command established an archaeological research permitting program in 2000 by federal regulation 32 CFR 767 and in 2015, revised that program pursuant to the Sunken Military Craft Act. The U.S. Navy’s sunken military craft, in addition to their historical value, are often considered war graves, may carry classified information or materials, or contain environmental or public safety hazards. Accordingly, the Department of the Navy prefers non-intrusive research on...


Twenty Years of Navy Shipwrecks--1996 to 2016! (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert S Neyland.

Underwater archaeology was officially incorporated into the US Navy with the creation of a dedicated Branch (UAB) at Naval Historical Center, now Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in 1996. This presentation discusses the reasons that led to the creation of the Branch, the hurdles that had to be overcome and unique problems posed by Navy ship and aircraft wrecks, the UAB program's development and growth, and major achievements, as well as the outlook for the future. Prominent ship and...


USS Indianapolis Discovered! Now What? (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Blair Atcheson. Richard Hulver.

This is an abstract from the "Developing Standard Methods, Public Interpretation, and Management Strategies on Submerged Military Archaeology Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The 2017 discovery of USS Indianapolis, one of the Navy’s most storied ships and sought-after wrecksites, propelled the vessel back into the public eye and highlighted a string of deep-water WWII shipwreck investigations. After the media hype subsided, the Naval...