Anchor buoy, George Stebbing, c. 1820 - c. 1840

Anchor buoy, George Stebbing, c. 1820 - c. 1840

copper, brass, rope and paint, l 100cm × d 48cm × w 17.2kg Catalogue entry

An anchor buoy was floated on the water’s surface to prevent other ships from sailing over the anchor chain of a moored ship. It also marked the location of the anchor and allowed it to be recovered if the cable broke or had to be cut. This anchor buoy, designed by the Englishman George Stebbing, was lighter and had a longer life than those previously used.

On display in room 0.13

This work belongs to Anchor buoy (NG-MC-639)

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