Octagonal floor tile in crazy paving style

MMM.1989.82.1

About this object

White Star Line’s Laurentic served as a troop ship and an auxiliary cruiser.
In January 1917 she was sailing from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a consignment of gold bullion, when she sank after hitting two mines off the Irish coast. 354 men lost their lives. The Royal Navy conducted a salvage operation to retrieve the gold, worth over £5 million. This ceramic floor tile was salvaged from the wreck.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Octagonal floor tile in crazy paving style
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1989.82.1
  • Type
    Tile
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1908 c
  • Materials
    Ceramic
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    18 mm x 170 mm x 170 mm
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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