Eurydice memorabilia – Letter opener
In March 1878 HMS Eurydice was returning from a 3-month training tour of the West Indies and Bermuda with 319 men and young boys aboard. Almost within sight of her home port, Portsmouth, Eurydice was caught in a heavy snow storm off the Isle of Wight. She capsized and sank. Only two people survived; those who were not carried down with the ship died of exposure in the freezing waters. The wreck was refloated later that same year but had been so badly damaged during her submersion that she was then subsequently broken up.
Wooden letter opener with pierced ‘blade’ spelling the word ‘Eurydice’.
30 cm x 4 cm
(approx. 12 in x 1.4 in)
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1 in stock
|Dimensions||31 × 24 × 3 cm|