Wed, 29th Apr 2009 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Popham)

 
  Lot 54
 

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A FRAGMENT OF VICTORY ORLOP DECK TIMBER<br/><br/>with...

A FRAGMENT OF VICTORY ORLOP DECK TIMBER

with pinned white metal plaque engraved FRAGMENT OF ORLOP DECK of H.M.S. "VICTORY" TAKEN ABOUT 6 YARDS FROM THE SPOT WHERE LORD NELSON DIED, with remnants of paint still applied -- 3½ x 3¼in. (9 x 8.5cm.) approximately

On 24th October 1903, The Times reported that the elderly battleship Neptune, which had been sold from service, collided with the Victory when a hawser broke whilst undertow and the tide swung her round and stove in her [Victory's] port side. This included the orlop deck area where Nelson died and so it seems likely this souvenir was taken off in the ensuing re-fit.

Sold for £546
Estimated at £100 - £150

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
A FRAGMENT OF VICTORY ORLOP DECK TIMBER

with pinned white metal plaque engraved FRAGMENT OF ORLOP DECK of H.M.S. "VICTORY" TAKEN ABOUT 6 YARDS FROM THE SPOT WHERE LORD NELSON DIED, with remnants of paint still applied -- 3½ x 3¼in. (9 x 8.5cm.) approximately

On 24th October 1903, The Times reported that the elderly battleship Neptune, which had been sold from service, collided with the Victory when a hawser broke whilst undertow and the tide swung her round and stove in her [Victory's] port side. This included the orlop deck area where Nelson died and so it seems likely this souvenir was taken off in the ensuing re-fit.