Object Title

Print

Print

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

I.1635

Provenance

Presented 10 July 2003

Physical Description

Framed print with the following inscription
'HMS King George V' 'Domain of Neptunns Rex' 'His Britannic Majesty's Ship 'King George the Fifth,' having this day visited our Royal Domain, the undermentioned person has received our ancient requisite initiation and certificate to become one of our loyal subjects.' 'We do signify to all whom it may concern that it is our Royal will and pleasure to confer upon him the Freedom of the Seas and to exempt him from further homage, and should he fall overboard, all Sharks, Dolphins, Whales, Crabs and other dwellers of the deep are to abstain from maltreating his person. Given at our Court of the Equator Longitude 87 1/2 E this day 18th day of January 1945' Signed by Arthur A. Fenton (H.O) 'name 'SIG''

Dimensions

Dimensions: width 310 mm, length 385 mm Weight: 898g

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Formerly accessioned as XXIII.276 in error.