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Lot 824Sunday 06 Jun, 2021 - 10.00am
Relic of the Royal George, Sunk 1782 - Raised 1840, Mid 19th Century, a brass model of a five banded canon, 10.25ins overall, mounted on later oak truck, 11.75ins overall
Note: HMS Royal George was a 1st Rate 100 gun Royal Navy ship of the line. Built at Woolwich dockyard and launched the 18th February 1754 and saw service in the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War and at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1780. The ship foundered on the 29th August 1782 whilst anchored off Spithead during maintenance with the loss of more than 800 lives, making it one of the most deadly marine disasters in British territorial waters. Numerous guns were recovered by Charles Spalding between 1834 and 1836. In 1839 the Royal Engineers recovered more guns, the wreck was subsequently blown up.