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Ship's biscuit

AAB0816
Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork, Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections maxinthebox maritime by maxinthebox
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsLancaster (1902)

Object details:

Object ID AAB0816
Description An hexagonal ship's biscuit, painted with a picture of a warship within a lifebelt inscribed 'H.M.S. LANCASTER'. The surface is varnished and there are two suspension holes at the top. The donor's mother brought it back from Malta in 1906. 'Lancaster' was an armoured cruiser of 9800 tons, built by Armstrongs in 1902 and sold in 1920.
Date made circa 1906

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials wheat flour
Measurements 10 x 170 x 135 mm
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  • Ship's biscuit (AAB0816)
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