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The NMHS Facebook page is where we share news stories, photos and video clips that we think will interest you: news of new discoveries in marine archaeology, sail training, naval history, historic ship preservation, shipbuilding and much more. If you haven’t been following us on Facebook, here’s a brief look at some of the stories you might have missed out on:
The recovery of the ship’s bell from HMS Hood, the British warship sunk in May of 1941 by the Bismarck with a loss of over 1,400 crew members. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen led a crew to recover the bell, which will be conserved and then displayed as a tribute to the fallen crew.
A tribute to the US Coast Guard on the event of their 225th birthday.
The refloating of the Arctic exploration ship Maud, which Roald Amundsen took on his second expedition. The remains of the ship, which was scuttled off the coast of Nunavut, will be returned to Norway.
The departure of the replica ship San Salvador from her construction site in San Diego. Originally scheduled to launch in April, San Salvador was significantly heavier than anticipated, and the logistics for getting her on the water necessitated additional heavy equipment and planning. She was floated on a barge to a Chula Vista shipyard for the final stage of her construction, and her public debut is slated for next month.
And this cool video of the Great Barrier Reef, with a turtle as our guide.
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