Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

VII.1680

Physical Description

Inscribed plaque: THIS BOARDING PIKE / was used at the Battle of Trafalgar on / LORD NELSON'S SHIP / 'THE VICTORY'

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2260 mm, length of head: 861 mm (33.9 in), width of head: 50 mm Weight: Weight: 1250 g

Associations

Bibliographic References

W. Gilkerson, Boarders Away, Andrew Mowbray Inc., Lincoln, Rhode Island, U.S.A.,1991, p.59 (ill.).

Notes

Two very similar pikes were offered for sale by Wallis adn Wallis, 19 July 2005 (Nelson Commemorative Auction), Lots 344, 345 (top halves illus. Pl. 8). One (Lot 344) had in identically inscribed silver plaque. The other was dstated to have the 'silver plaque missing'. Clearly there are a number of pikes from this batch around.