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).