Wooden part of bench for supporting and holding forward and central sections of the submarine interior bench, with notch cut out to fit around the submarine interior frame. Images show the concreted bench support following excavation and removal from the submarine; reverse-side view of concreted bench support; x-ray photograph of bench support; bench support following deconcretion, conservation treatment with polyethylene glycol, and cleaning; the reverse-side view of the same post-deconcretion condition; bench support following freeze-drying; and the reverse-side view of the support post-freeze-drying. Note the holes in all images where nails or screws were once held to attach the support to the forward and central bench.
Wooden shelf from forward bulkhead in the submarine interior, found laying horizontal to the original upright orientation of the submarine. Possibly made of pine, approximately 1 inch thick, with cut-outs to fit in the bulkhead of the submarine. Images show wooden shelf within the submarine interior during excavation and wooden shelf after removal, conservation treatment with polyethylene glycol, and freeze drying. Note the rust stains on both ends where bolts had been used to secure the shelf.
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.
Wooden tool handle, possibly for an awl or file, egg shaped on one end to fit the hand and tapered down on the other. Images show the original location of the handle within the submarine interior with the tapered end lodged between a ballast block and the aft bulkhead, the handle after cleaning and conservation treatment with polyethylene glycol, and handle after freeze drying.