Although few personal belongings have been recovered from the CSS Alabama, some objects hint at the daily life of the sailors on the ship.
A faint scent of tobacco was still present when this meerschaum pipe bowl was brought up from the depths. The bottom of the bowl is decorated in a shell motif. The face of the surface of the pipe where the stem is inserted has 9 V-shaped notches carved into it. There are 3 screws for attaching the bowl to the stem, however only 2 penetrate to the interior bore of the pipe.