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HMS Racehorse copper sheathing

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Wrinkled piece of sheeting with rivet holes, probably used as sheathing for the hull of the ship. Large copper plates were fixed with copper nails all along the hulls of ships to protect the wood from salt-water and pests.

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Measurements: 202 mm x 102 mm; 130 g (weight)

Materials: copper

Object name: sheathing

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0037/0056

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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