Hms Eurydice Cross And Nail Shipwreck Relic C1878

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Rare Antique Wooden Cross made from timbers taken from the Wreck of HMS Eurydice, along with a large Brass Nail, attached, used in her construction.

Eurydice was a very fast 26-gun frigate. On 24 March 1878 Eurydice was caught in a heavy snow storm off Sandown on the Isle of Wight, capsized and sank. Only two of the ship's 319 crew and trainees survived, making it one of the worst British peace time naval disasters to have ever occured.



The Ghost of HMS Eurydice has been sighted frequently by sailors over the years since her sinking. Most notably, on 17 October 1998, Prince Edward reportedly saw the three-masted ship off the Isle of Wight while filming for the television series "Crown and Country", and the film crew claimed to have captured its image on film. There is also a story from Commander F. Lipscomb of a royal naval submarine which took evasive action to avoid the ship only for it to disappear.

The Cross carries and inscription in ink to the reverse, along with a period Newspaper clipping of her loss to the base.



Size

Cross - 7" (17.8cm) high.

4" (10.3cm) wide.

Nail 5 1/8" (13cm) long.



Excellent Condition.

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