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Lot 0043
18th century AD. A mixed group of items recovered from the wreck of HMS Association comprising: a group of gun-flints, a cannon ball (66mm diameter) and various ceramic items (with certificate); a group of copper alloy pins and various other items (with certificate). 671 grams total, cannonball: 66mm (2 3/4"). With certificates and auction details; property of a Jersey collector; previously with Lays Auctions, Penzance, England in May 2002; ex Roland Morris Maritime Museum. The vessel HMS Association was a 90-gun Royal Navy ship of the line launched at Portsmouth in 1697. She came through the 'Great Storm' of 1703, in which she was blown from her mooring at Harwich, Essex, and reached Gothenburg, Sweden before she was repaired and made her way back to England. She was used as the Royal Navy's flagship in the Mediterranean during the War of the Spanish Succession, and she took part in the capture of Gibraltar in 1704, and the Battle of Toulon in 1707. She ran aground off the Scilly Isles in 1707 and sank with all 800 hands, alongside three other vessels in the British fleet. The loss of these vessels entered British and French maritime history; an unsigned engraving records the ship's loss, entitled Désastre naval de Sorlingues (1707), is in the National Maritime Museum's collection. [20, No Reserve]


Fair condition.

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HMS Association Shipwreck Collection

Estimate £100 - £140Mar 24, 2018