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Fragment of Jamaica-Santiago cable, with felt container

Classification: 
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Steel, felt, paper, copper wire
Dimensions: 
Larger (girl): 13/16 x 2 9/16 in. (2.1 x 6.5 cm)
Description: 
A segment of steel cable wrapped in copper wire and affixed to felt-covered presentation container, with accompanying wrapper and calling card. Card is engraved "Carl W. Jungen/ Lieutenant U.S. Navy"and handwritten: "Souvenir of Jamaica-Santiago cable cut May/ 18, 1898, American Spanish War, by U.S. S. St. Louis/ and U.S. S. Wampatuck while under fire of the forts of/ Santiago de Centa for 50 minutes, with compliments"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.408
Gallery Label: 
According to the wrapper accompanying this piece, Lt. Jungen had been on the U.S.S. Maine and had commanded U.S. S. Wampatuck. It was presented to the Naval Historical Society after the 1925 donation, in 1933.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1898
eMuseum Object ID: 
63961
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Oak fragment from H.M. Somerset

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1778
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 86.5 x 179.8 x 9.3mm (3 3/8 x 7 1/16 x 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Wood fragment with accompanying hand-written letter and wrapper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.407
Gallery Label: 
According to the wrapper and letter accompanying this piece, H.M. S. Somerset was wrecked near Cape Cod in October 1778. A Provincetown fisherman found the piece at low tide in 1888, gave it to Mr. Lester F. Clark of Worcester, MA, who gave it to Mr. Arthur E. Nelson. One piece was donated to the American Antiquarian Society and this piece to the Naval History Society in 1927.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1778
eMuseum Object ID: 
63960
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Metal plate from ship Thetis

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1918
Medium: 
Metal, paper, string
Dimensions: 
height and width: 70.1 x 74.2mm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Description: 
Rectangular metal plat with screwholes at each corner and two central openings, inscribed "A. GROUP/ CHIEF ENGRS./ CABIN". Affixed by string is card engraved "Philip Marshall Brown" and handwritten in ink on other side" From H.B.M.S.S./ THETIS/ sunk in canal at/ Zeebrugge, April, 1918".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.406
Gallery Label: 
Wrapper with items notes that it was given by Philip Marshall Brown to Col. James Barnes [President of the Naval History Society], who donated it to the Society in 1933.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
63959
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from battleship Niagara

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1812
Medium: 
Wood, brass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 119 x 57.6 x 17.4mm (4 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 11/16 in.)
Description: 
Wood fragment with brass plaque affixed: "SOUVENIR BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. SEPTEMBER 10th. 1813./ PIECE OF STANCHIO FROM PERRYS/ BATTLESHIP "NIAGARA" ". According to a typed note accompanying the piece, it was given to donor McKay by Captain W. L. Morrison, of Erie, PA, who raised the remains of Niagara from Lake Erie in 1913.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.405
Gallery Label: 
Added to the Naval History donation in 1932; gift of Richard McKay.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1812
eMuseum Object ID: 
63958
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Book-shaped wooden piece of Merrimac

Classification: 
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 89.8 x 61 x 19.3mm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in.)
Description: 
Wood piece carved into shape of book, lacquered and with gold painted detail and inscriptions; front: "A piece of the/ Str. Merrimack"; back: "Presented to the/ Hon. Edward Everett of Mass./ by the Master laborer of Wash'n/ Navy Yard. Feb. 10th 1863".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.404
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
63957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from ship Cumberland

Classification: 
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Fragment: 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 in. (4.1 x 13 cm)
Description: 
Wood fragment; label affixed identifies this as a piece of the ship Cumberland.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.403
Gallery Label: 
According to the records of the Naval History Society, this piece was a gift in 1921 from Harry Lydenberg, Reference Librarian at New York Public Library.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wood fragment from U.S.S. Congress

Classification: 
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Fragment: 1 3/8 x 2 in. (3.5 x 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Wood fragment; label affixed identifies this as a piece of the ship U.S.S. Congress.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.402
Gallery Label: 
According to the records of the Naval History Society, this piece was a gift in 1921 from Harry Lydenberg, Reference Librarian at New York Public Library.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63955
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Envelope

Classification: 
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/16 x 6 in. (10.3 x 15.2 cm)
Description: 
Empty envelope inscribed in pencil: "Button from uniform of/ Oliver Hazard Perry, U.S.N./ the uniform he was wearing/ when he received the sword/ of surrender on Lake Erie".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.401
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Box and note describing Sloat donation

Classification: 
Medium: 
Paper, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34.9 x 84.1 x 58.3mm (1 3/8 x 3 5/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Description: 
Cardboard box hand addressed to "Mr. Herbert L. Satterlee/ 49 Wall Street/ New York City" from "Mme./ Townsend Tagliapietra/ Hotel Gramercy" enclosing handwritten note: "Graded magnifying glass set, of three, in constant use by Commodore John D. Sloat - Commander-In-Chief of the United States Squadron Pacific Coast - Flag-Ship "Savannah", 1840, when with the aid of Gen'l John C. Fremont's land force, he took possession of Monterey against the double forces of English & Mexicans".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.400
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Framed image of Nelson's death with wood fragment from flagship Victory

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood, glass, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
height and width: 122.1 x 175.9mm (4 13/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Description: 
Framed image of Admiral Horatio Nelson's death; between image and glass is a fragment of blackened wood. Handwritten on paper backing: "Death of Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)/ Battle of Trafalgar/ with piece of wood/ from his flagship VICTORY"; in pencil at bottom right corner: "Oct 30, 1947". Metal hinge with fabric tag affixed to top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 
2008.42.397
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
63949
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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