White Star metal goblet from the Laurentic wreck

MMM.2014.24

About this object

Metal goblet salvaged from the wreck of White Star Line’s Laurentic by Royal Navy diver Richard Stubbington.
In January 1917, Laurentic 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 between 1917 and 1924 to retrieve the gold, worth over £5 million.
Richard Stubbington was awarded the British Empire Medal for his efforts.

It was recovered in two parts and was later soldered together with a coin (1914 George V silver florin).

Object specifics

  • Title
    White Star metal goblet from the Laurentic wreck
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2014.24
  • Type
    Goblet
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    metal
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 115 mm
  • Related people
    Colin Stubbington (Associated Person, previous owner)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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