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EX-USS SHADWELL Disposal - Wreck in Place

20 February 2018 EX USS SHADWELL, a decommissioned CASA GRANDE Class Dock Landing Ship has had a long history of supporting the US Navy. She was built by Newport News Shipbuilding in 1944, and served as a commissioned vessel thru 1970. NRL took custody and began using her for testing firefighting equipment, procedures, and testing fire resistance of materials beginning 1988. After decades of testing, she was retired from NRL service October 2016.

SUPSALV Supports SWRMC with USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) Rudder Repairs

31 January 2017 Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) requested the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (NAVSEA 00C), also known as SUPSALV, to provide welding repairs to the port and starboard rudders of USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) which is home ported at Mayport Naval Station. To conduct these repairs, SUPSALV barged its full rudder cofferdam set from Norfolk, VA to Mayport, FL the week of 10 January 2017.

SUPSALV Underwater Ship Husbandry Team Braves the Weather to Complete Weld Repairs on the USS LABOON (DDG 58)

19 January 2017 Working through a harsh winter storm that hit Norfolk Naval Base on 7 January, Russ Mallet from the Underwater Ships Husbandry division of Naval Sea System’s Command’s, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SEA 00C5), and his team of contract welder/divers continued to conduct rudder weld repairs on the USS LABOON (DDG 58).

SUPSALV Celebrates 75 Years of Service to the Navy

December 13 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the office of the Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV).  Established just 6 days after the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and with the United States at war, marine salvage quickly became a critical component of maintaining a naval force and effective maritime commerce.  

US Navy Dive Manual Revision 7 Dated 12/1/2016

13 December - Released Rev 7 to US Navy Dive Manual. 

November 2016 FACEPLATE 

14 November 2016 - Issued latest edition of Faceplate Magazine.

SUPSALV Supports Removal of Display Ship BARRY

26 April 2016, Washington Navy Yard - This week, SUPSALV (NAVSEA 00C) continues to prepare to tow Display Ship BARRY (DD 933) from Pier 2 at the Washington Navy Yard to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA.  BARRY, which has been docked at the Washington Navy Yard since 1983 and has provided generations of Washingtonians the opportunity to see 1950’s vintage naval destroyer.  The ship is scheduled to be towed away from the Navy Yard on 7 May 2016.  

Navy Scientists and Engineers Develop Dive Buddy to Assist Divers

19 April 2016, Panama City, Florida - Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s (NSWC PCD) scientists and engineers collaborated with the Naval Post Graduate School and developed a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) as a tool to aid U.S. Navy divers in navigation, communication, search and transportation.

Team Searches for Vanished U.S. - Flagged Vessel: Joint team searches for El Faro

14 March 2016, Washington Navy Yard - To locate the vessel investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and U.S. Coast Guard were supported by a team of civilian mariners from the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC), diving and salvage experts from Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), and contractors from Phoenix International Inc. 

SUPSALV Validates LCS APU Removal/Installation Procedures

24 September 2015, Washington Navy Yard - WASHINGTON - The Naval Sea Systems Command's Office of the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) has responded to a PEO LCS request to establish underwater maintenance and repair processes and procedures for the Retracting Azimuthing Thruster (RAT) for INDEPENDENCE variant Littoral Combat Ships. SUPSALV’s Underwater Ship Husbandry Division (UWSH) that develops waterborne repair procedures for the fleet was assigned the task.

SUPSALV Supports CSS Georgia Recovery Operations

23 July 2015, Washington Navy Yard - The U.S. Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) is providing vital salvage assistance to recover historical artifacts from the wreckage of the Civil War-era CSS Georgia in Savannah, Georgia harbor, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced July 23.

SUPSALV Clears Fort Pierce Channel of Sunken Barge

April 23, 2015 - FORT PIERCE, Florida - The Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) removed a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce ship channel, 100 yards inside the end of the ocean jetties, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced April 23.