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HMS Racehorse copper sheathing

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Two pieces, folded 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: 301mm x 104mm; 101mm x 105mm

Materials: copper alloy

Date found: 1984-07-19

Object name: copper sheathing

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0037/0086

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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