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cat-o'-nine-tails

TOA0072

Object connections:

Collection
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Indian Navy

Object details:

Object ID TOA0072
Description Cat-o'-nine-tails. Wooden handle covered with faded red baize cut in zig zags at the ends. Coursely sewn with twine. Nine cords with red cords laid up in each lash (distinguishing colour for HM Dockyard, Portsmouth). Three knots per cord, ends bound. Presented to RUSI by Commander, C.R. Low, Indian Navy.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials wood [handle]; organic: baize; organic: twine; organic: cord [tails]
Measurements Overall: 485 x 40 mm
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  • cat-o'-nine-tails (TOA0072)
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