MAS-D100221: MAS-D100221; Kent; Brass valve ; Image 1 of 1

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Unique ID: MAS-D100221

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

One brass stopper and one brass valve. The valve has spherical central body, with three different piped connections conjoining at right angles, each indentical in style; circular and 30 mm long, with a 180 mm approximate diameter. It is wheel-operated, with the wheel shaft thinner than the piped connections at 25 mm, before expanding to a larger shaft with diameter of 65 mm. The condition of the valve is heavily corroded and encrusted with metal growths. The stopper is in a similar condition, although one nut and bolt at its centre appears to be in fair condition.


This item was found with 11 hamilton bottles (MAS-D100222), four ink bottles (MAS-D100223), a copper saucepan (MAS-D100224) and two glass fruit storage bottles (MAS-D100225).

All of these items were recovered from the wreck of SS Strathclyde, a British trading steamship built in 1871 in Blackwood, Port Glasgow. The ship sank in 1876 off Dover whilst carrying 23 passengers and 47 crew for Bombay, following a collision with Franconia and resulting in the loss of 38 lives.

NRHE and Kent HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of SS Strathclyde.

The location of SS Strathclyde was taken from the British National Grid co-ordinate from the National Record of the Historic Environment.

Class: Transport
Sub class: Vessel component

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Wreck details

Droit number: 302/18


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 290 mm
Width: 220 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robbie Trevelyan

Other reference numbers

NRHE monument number: 813607
Other reference: Kent HER Number: TR 33 NW 23
Droit ID: 302/18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Fabricated
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3438
Four figure Latitude: 51.09353995
Four figure longitude: 1.34042371
1:25K map: TR3438
1:10K map: TR33NW
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Discovery circumstances: SS Strathclyde
Current location: With finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Friday 21st September 2018
Updated: Wednesday 19th February 2020

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