New Conservation Laboratory


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Welcome to the Batten Conservation Laboratory Complex at The Mariners’ Museum. The first picture shows our upstairs conservation facility equipped with fume extraction hoods and other fun gadgets. The second shot shows the wet laboratory which houses large artifacts from the USS Monitor including the gun turret, engine, condenser, Dahlgren guns, and carriages.

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  1. To fellow ex-swabbies, I’m interested in the Monitor’s steam engine? I don’t see any pics. & can understand why (clean-up). It sounds as if it is horizontal vs vert., similar to old factory types. I visited Mariner’s Museum in spring 1946 while help- ing decommission my ship USS DEUEL (APA-160) @ Yorktown, the Navy took us to Newport News or Williamsburg for liberty. We had a steam turbine for propulsion. But we had a vert. pump, donkey, for feed-water.while using one boiler @ anchor. We also had Worthington here in the midwest, still associated with pumps, they are an OLD COMPANY, I didn’t know how old until now. Thanks You,D.D.D.