Royal George memorabilia – Wooden box
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.
Turned wooden box made from the salvaged timbers of HMS Royal George.
Raised circular ‘boss’ in centre of the lid (approx 68mm; 2.5in diameter) with the words ‘Royal George sunk 1782’ picked out in gold
Red baize on base.
13cm dia. x 8cm
(5 in dia. x 3in h)
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|Dimensions||19 × 15 × 18 cm|