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View of the port bow. The white label on the very tip of the bow is the waterproof identification tag for the submarine, which carries the artifact number HL-0708.

View of the port bow. Notice the surprising concave shape and sharp edge of the bow. On the right hand side, can be seen the port dive plane (one of two) that was used to control the submarine's inclination. On the left hand side and below the submarine, can be seen the cushioning bags that were inflated to conform to the shape of the hull.
View of the port bow. The spar was attached to the Y-shaped clamp seen protruding from the bottom edge of the bow.
View of the port bow. The submarine tapers gradually from the forward coning tower towards the sharp and narrow-edged bow.
View of the port bow. Archaeologist inspects the water spray system attached to the recovery truss.
The propeller of the CSS H. L. Hunley.  It was cranked by hand by its crew members.
View of port bow. During transport to the laboratory the submarine was kept wet using saltwater sprinklers.

Related Pages:

Finding The Hunley
Obstacles to Recovery
A Plan Evolves
Recovery Team
Recovery Animation
Photo Gallery
   Recovery Efforts
   Recovery Day
   Hunley Close-ups


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