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Ditty box, wooden, British, Royal Navy

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Catalogue number
  • EPH 4062
Materials
  • brass
  • wood
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: Ditty box, wooden, British, Royal Navy
  • SIMPLE NAME: personal equipment, British
Object Type
container
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

History note

Postcard accompanying the box, written by the donor, reads "the wooden ditty box belonged to my father who serve din the Royal Navy (First World War). The tin hat box served as my ditty box in the Second World War. F Franklin" The contents are not original to the box but were added for the Life at Sea exhibition

Physical description

Ditty box and contents (see below) Varnished and polished wooden ditty box. Shelf inside occupies half the available space. Hinged lid with slats for stowage of photographs, letters, etc. Contains a number of copies of official photographs shpwing HMS Belfast, along with a newspaper cutting depicting the Scharnhorst and a battered postcard copy of the Scharnhorst survivors document.

Engraved on brass plate on front face

F Franklin

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