Digitized Collections

We are continuously striving to expand access to our collections. Learn more about our artifact collection here, and scroll or use the following links to explore digitized material from our holdings:

Digital 3D Models of Artifacts
Flickr Albums
Scanned Documents
Finding Aids

 

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Digital 3D Models of Artifacts

Explore these interactive, digital 3D models of highly significant artifacts in the museum’s collection. The models were created through a collaboration with The Arc/k Project, a non-profit organization that digitally preserves cultural heritage in 3D.

Clicking the links below will launch the interactive models on The Arc/k Project’s website.

NR-1 Control Room Equipment

NUM.2018.009.001–.003

AN/UYK-7 Computer Set

NUM.2019.022.001

Civil War Horological Mine

NMNW.2011.501.002

Flickr Albums

Hundreds of photographs and other artifacts are digitized on our Flickr page. Browse some highlights using the links below. Click on an album to view the images on Flickr!

Submarine Photographs

Photographs of U.S. Navy submarines from our collection

Submersible Photographs

Photographs of U.S. Navy submersibles from our collection

Diving Helmet Photographs

Photographs of U.S. Navy diving helmets in our collection

New Acquisitions

Photographs of recent acquisitions to our artifact collection

Master Chief Carl Brashear

Photographs and certificates from the U.S. Navy’s first African American Master Diver and first amputee diver

Hull Technician 2nd Class Donna Tobias

Photographs and documents from the U.S. Navy’s first female deep-sea diver

Diving Photographs

Photographs of U.S. Navy divers and diving operations from our collection

Sealab II Photographs

Photographs and documents from the Navy’s Sealab II operation in 1965

Scanned Documents

This section contains scans of tech manuals, qualification books, official newsletters, and other archival material from our collection. Documents span the following subjects: submarines, undersea weapons, undersea vehicles, diving and salvage, oceanography, and Naval Base Kitsap history.

Submarines

Submarine Qualification Notebook for USS Sirago (SS 485)

Prepared and submitted by Lt. j.g. Allan H. Hawk, 1959

NUM.1996.007.009

Submarine Escape and Rescue: An Overview

By Lieutenant Commander Dale M. Molé, Medical Corps

Approved by Commander, Submarine Development Group One, January 1990

NUM.2018.024.007

 

21-Inch Submerged Torpedo Tubes Marks 32, 33, 34, 35, and Mods: Installed in Submarines 215-525

NAVWEPS OP 1085, Third Revision

Published by direction of the Chief of the Bureau of Naval Weapons, September 11, 1957

NUM.2019.011.033

Undersea Weapons

The Howell Torpedo: 14.2 Inches, Mark I: General Description

Prepared at the Naval Torpedo Station [Newport] by direction of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, 1896

NMNW.2015.023.003

Torpedoes Mark 14 and 23 Types

Ordnance Pamphlet 635, First Revision

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, March 24, 1945

NUM.2019.010.153 and NUM.2019.010.154

Torpedo Mark 27 Mod 4 Operation and Maintenance

Ordnance Pamphlet 699, First Revision

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, March 28, 1956

NUM.2019.010.168

The Care and Feeding of Hedgehogs: Safety Precautions for “Hedgehog” Type Projectors and Ammunition

Ordnance Pamphlet 2082

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, February 25, 1955

NUM.2019.010.048

Mine Disposal Handbook, Part 1 of 4

Ordnance Pamphlet 1330

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, November 1, 1944

NUM.2019.010.190

Mine Disposal Handbook, Part 2 of 4

Ordnance Pamphlet 1330

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, November 1, 1944

NUM.2019.010.190

Mine Disposal Handbook, Part 3 of 4

Ordnance Pamphlet 1330

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, November 1, 1944

NUM.2019.010.190

Mine Disposal Handbook, Part 4 of 4

Ordnance Pamphlet 1330

Published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, November 1, 1944

NUM.2019.010.190

Undersea Vehicles

Trieste Program Dive Log

Log of dives made between 1953 and 1983 by Trieste submersibles

NMNW.2014.020.001

Transcription of Trieste Program Dive Log

Transcription of NMNW.2014.020.001

Ship Information Book: Trieste II (DSV 1)

NAVSEA 0905-LP-071-4010

Published by direction of Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, February 1975

NUM.2019.013.022

Trieste II (DSV 1) Qualification Notebook

Prepared and submitted by ETCS Norman (Jack) Brandt, circa 1977

NMNW.2011.500.001

Technical Manual for DSRV System

NAVSEA 0905-LP-120-0010

Published by direction of Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, March 11, 1975

NR-1 Submarine: Nuclear Powered Research and Ocean Engineering Vehicle

NR-1 press kit booklet, undated

NMNW.2011.503.003

Alvin Operator’s Manual

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Memorandum 6-75, November 1975

NMNW.2012.012.057

Diving and Salvage

Descending Line newsletters

1940s issues: U.S. Navy Training School Salvage at Pier 88, New York City, Pier 88

1950s issues: U.S. Naval School, Salvage in Bayonne, New Jersey

Descending Line

Pier 88 School
Volume 2, Number 5

May 15, 1944

Descending Line

Pier 88 School
Volume 2, Number 8

July 1, 1944

Descending Line

Pier 88 School
Volume 3, Number 12

June 15, 1945

Descending Line

Pier 88 School
Volume 3, Number 20

October 15, 1945

Descending Line

Pier 88 School
Volume 3, Number 21

December 15, 1945

Descending Line

Bayonne, New Jersey, School
Volume 1, Number 1

November 1, 1954

NUM.2006.077.006

Descending Line

Bayonne, New Jersey, School
Volume 1, Number 2

December 1, 1954

NUM.2006.077.006

Descending Line

Bayonne, New Jersey, School
Volume 1, Number 3

January 1, 1955

NUM.2006.077.006

Descending Line

Bayonne, New Jersey, School
Volume 1, Number 5

March 1, 1955

NUM.2006.077.006

Oceanography

Technical Manual for Bathythermographs OC-1/S, OC-2/S, OC-3/S, OC-1A/S, OC-2A/S, OC-3A/S, OC-1B/S, OC-2B/S, OC-3B/S, OC-1C/S, OC-2C/S, OC-3C/S

NAVSHIPS 92127(B)

Published by the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships, December 30, 1960

NUM.1998.301.001

Bathythermograph Observations

Pub. No. 606-c

Third Edition

Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, 1963

NUM.2006.011.355

Naval Base Kitsap History

Naval Ammunition Depot Bangor, Bremerton, Washington

Booklet published by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, undated

NUM.2000.026.001

Finding Aids

Use these finding aids to explore the contents of the archival collections below. Contact the museum’s curator at NUM_curator@us.navy.mil or (360) 396-5517 to inquire about these collections in more detail.

Finding Aid, Robert C. Sheats Diving Collection

Archival material (5.5 linear feet) related to diving, including Navy diving, the Sealab II project, and diving safety

NUM.2018.024

Finding Aid, Bill High Collection

Archival material (4 linear feet) related to diving, including civilian saturation diving projects and civilian diving organizations

NUM.2022.004

Finding Aid, Donald D. Hood Collection

In progress, 5 of 13 boxes described in finding aid

Archival material (5 linear feet) related to recreational and commercial diving

NUM.2022.003