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HMS Worcester Transom Board Seat Back - Click for the bigger picture

HMS Worcester Transom Board Seat Back

A unique item of treen with interesting provenance. Built as a first rate screw ship in 1860 called "Frederick William", she was subsequently renamed "Worcester" and became a training ship for merchant navy cadets and was moored on the Thames at Greenhithe. She foundered on her moorings 30.08.48 with the hulk being raised for breakup in 1953. This seat back, which we believe to be from one of the ship's boats (possibly the Admiral's barge), was recovered from the Thames foreshore shortly after the sinking 62 years ago. Made from polished hardwood with marquetry inserts to centre. Measures 50" x 19" (127cm x 48cm)