Wooden bench

Wooden bench
1860, 1869
Wooden plank used as a bench for crew operating the crankshaft, with notches carved out to fit around the frame ring supports. Images show the third section of the bench alongside the second bench section within the submarine prior to removal and the 3 different sections of the bench after cleaning, conservation treatment with polyethylene glycol, and freeze drying. Note also the carving in the front of one of the sections, which was done by a crew member to better operate the aft ballast pump.
Hunley Artifact Collection – Submarine Components and Tools
Contributing Institution:
Friends of the Hunley
Media Type:
Personal or Corporate Subject:
H.L. Hunley (Submarine)
Topical Subject:
Wood--Conservation and restoration
Shelving Locator:
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi, 24-bit depth, Nikon E995 and D60
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2013, Friends of the Hunley. All rights reserved. For more information, contact Friends of the Hunley at 843.743.4865.