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HMS Racehorse sheathing

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Two pieces, crumpled, folded with pierced 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: 120mm x 56mm

Materials: copper alloy

Date found: 1984

Object name: sheathing

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0037/0084

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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