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HMS Racehorse sheathing

Date made: 19th Century

Description: A thin and bent sheet, 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.

Read about HMS Racehorse (1702)

Measurements: 103 mm x 108 mm

Materials: copper alloy

Object name: sheathing

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1968-0269g

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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