Decorative Lifebuoy from H.M.S Bulwark

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Decorative Lifebuoy from H.M.S Bulwark

A decorative Lifebuoy from H.M.S Bulwark (1899) which was destroyed by an internal explosion in Sheerness Dockyard on November 26th 1914 killing all but 14 of her 750 strong crew.

The item is decorated with the words H.M.S Bulwark across the top and the date of the explosion across the bottom aswell as carved into the back.

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