Iron rudder

Iron rudder
1860, 1869
Rudder composed of wrought iron, discovered on the exterior of the submarine beneath the stern end with a large portion portside. Images show excavated rudder with concretion of coral growth and sea urchin spicules, rudder following partial deconcretion, deconcreted rudder treated in caustic solution, and fully deconcreted and cleaned rudder.
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:
Submarines (Ships)--Design and construction, Wrought-iron--Conservation and restoration
Shelving Locator:
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi, 24-bit depth, Nikon E4500 and D60; 180 dpi, 24-bit depth, Canon PowerShot G12
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.