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Manacles were used on the prison hulks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3404
Description: Manacles were used on board prison hulks, Royal Navy vessels and merchantmen to restrain prisoners and crew members. This particular forged steel set, with a screw fastening mechanism, formed part of the Master's stores of a ship of the British India Line.
Creator: Hiatt
Date: 19th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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