MAS-O100026: MAS-100026; North Yorkshire; Ships timber; Image 3 of 3

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Unique ID: MAS-O100026

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two fragments of waterlogged wood with two copper fasteners dating from the post-medieval period onwards.

The wood may be the remains of two planks of wood used in the construction of a ship as the planks are secured with one copper fastening and a hole is visible where another fastening may have also been used. Copper rivets are the standard method of fastening the planks to each other in clinker constructed vessels, or in the planks to the ribs or frames (Traditional Maritime Skills website, accessed September 2017). Clinker is a method of constructing the hull of a boat by fixing wooden planks so that the planks overlap along their edges. The overlapping joint is called a land. If the plank is too short for the hull, it would be necessary to extend the plank by joining with another piece of wood. Planks are also known as strakes (rubbing strake for example) so this method is also known as lapstrake. It is a very traditional method of ship construction.

Metallic fastenings followed on from tree nails (also commonly known as trunnels and trennels), which were an older method of securing two planks together using wooden 'nails'.


Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted as wreck to the Receiver of Wreck

Wreck details

Droit number: 008/17


Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th January 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: L R
Identified by: L R
Secondary identifier: V L

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 008/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Wood
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ6721
Four figure Latitude: 54.57977665
Four figure longitude: -0.96494213
1:25K map: NZ6721
1:10K map: NZ62SE
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Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Coastal walking
Discovery circumstances: Coastal walking
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Saturday 28th January 2017
Updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

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