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.
Nut and bolt once connected to iron bar in between interior aft pump and horizontal rod support. Images show initial connection to iron bar in the submarine interior, x-ray photograph of the bolt and nut and the adjacent bolt, corrosion of the bolt and nut after removal from concretion, and bolt and nut after conservation treatment with subcritical fluid technology.
Large bolt found on top of the head of a hammer and an adjustable wrench in the bottom of the submarine interior. Images show an x-ray photograph of the bolt prior to deconcretion, the bolt with concretion, and the bolt following deconcretion and conservation treatment with subcritical fluid technology.
Exterior hull plate, hemispherical (semi-circular), made of wrought iron with glass view ports. View ports include hinged cast iron deadlight cover with wrought iron pin lock on the interior of the hull to prevent light from appearing outside the submarine during night drills. Images show plate and view ports following submarine excavation and hull plate removal, x-ray photograph of view ports prior to deconcretion, view ports following deconcretion (removal of sediment concretion), and full deconcretion of hull plate and view ports, including the removal of glass and hinged deadlight covers.
Cast iron cover from the starboard deadlight with rubber seal on the inside, removed from hinge on interior of the hull plate. Images show x-ray photograph of deadlight cover, deconcreted cover with rubber seal in place, and cover with rubber seal removed after conservation treatment with subcritical fluid technology.
Cast iron hatch cover from aft conning tower with a small viewport, bleeding valve and part of the locking mechanism. Images show the concreted hatch cover as excavated and still attached to conning tower, hatch cover during removal via crane, conning tower following hatch cover removal, and partially deconcreted hatch cover with rubber seal still attached.