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Salvage may refer to:

  • Marine salvage, the process of rescuing a ship, its cargo and sometimes the crew from peril
  • Water salvage, rescuing people from floods.
  • Salvage tug, a type of tugboat used to rescue or salvage ships which are in distress or in danger of sinking
  • Recycling, the conversion of waste materials into new materials and objects, was usually referred to in the mid-20th century as "salvage"
    • Salvage for Victory, a US Government campaign to salvage materials for the American war effort in World War II
    • Paper Salvage 1939–50, a British government campaign to encourage the recycling of paper, initially to aid the war effort
  • Data salvage, the process of data recovery from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible primary storage media
  • Salvage archaeology, an archaeological survey and excavation carried out in areas threatened by construction or development
  • Salvage ethnography, the practice of salvaging a record of what was left of a culture before it disappeared
  • Salvage therapy, medical treatment for those patients not responding adequately to first line treatment


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