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Object Name Ship Fragment
Other Name Wood Fragment
Object Number 1879.1.6
Collection Stafford
Description short, irregular-shaped piece of worm-eaten oak wood; looks like the remains of a worm in the end
Date 1780/11/25
Dimensions H-0.551 W-0.984 L-2.008 inches
Material wood
Event Revolutionary War
Provenance Piece of oak from the British frigate, "Hussar", commanded by Sir Charles Asgilt with 960,000 pounds sterling being sent from England to pay British troops in America. It was lost in passing Hell Gate, on November 25, 1780.
People Stafford, Sarah
Asgilt, Sir Charles
Search Terms Hussar
Sir Charles Asgilt
Hell Gate
Revolutionary War
British frigate
ship fragment