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Lifebelt from the Norwegian vessel
A lifebelt from the Norwegian vessel SMU 'Bokn' of Stavanger. Although Norway was neutral during the First World War, her huge merchant fleet...
Ivory chess set, 1820-1880.
Most of the ivory that arrived in London came from Africa. Demand continued to grow throughout the 19th century and by 1900 between 250 and 300 tons...
Liverpool cream ware beer jug.
This earthenware jug is decorated with transfer prints. A ship on the stocks is shown on one side. On the other, a shipwright and seaman support a...
Manacles were used on board prison hulks, Royal Navy vessels and merchantmen to restrain prisoners and crew members. This particular forged steel...
As he lay dying, Nelson asked Hardy to 'let dear Lady Hamilton have my hair'. So Nelson's hair was cut off before the body was placed in a barrel of...
Musket, Canteen and Cup.
Trade and war were intimately bound together in this period. The Royal Navy maintained the trade routes which were of vital importance to the city...
Form R70 9949.
Form R70 9949 was used for the inspection of livestock arriving by sea.
Dockyard officer's baton.
Mutinous disturbances and rioting were not confined to Royal Naval or merchant ships. Sometimes they occured in naval dockyards like Woolwich and...
Charred wood from the Great Fire of London.
This piece of timber was charred during the Great Fire of London of 1666. This destroyed a huge area of the City, including St Paul's Cathedral, 87...
Cat O'Nine Tails.
The infamous 'Cat' was used to flog unruly convicts on board the prison hulks. It was also a key factor in Royal Naval discipline in the 18th and...
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