Royal George memorabilia – Walking cane/stick
HMS Royal George sank off Spithead in 1782. It was one of the most calamitous accidents in British maritime history. At least 800 people lost their lives. Most of the cannon and some of her timbers were salvaged before the wreck was blown up to clear the access to Portsmouth Harbour. Much of the salvaged goods were re-purposed. Some of the cannons were melted down to form the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. Relics from the ship also became popular and ranged from coins and snuff boxes to long case clocks and treen.
Walking stick made from the wood of HMS Royal George with brass fob.
Head of the fob is engraved with ‘Joseph Peel J.P.D.L. Born 31st May 1801. Died 14th June 1866’
The banded collar is engraved with the words: ‘Royal George sunk 1782 Raised 1840’.
The stick has a diagonal joint half way along its length. It is not known if this was a repair or as originally constructed.
850mm x 22mm tapering to 16mm
33.5 in x approx. 7/8 in tapering to 0.5 in)
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|Dimensions||91 × 6 × 6 cm|