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Lot 8: Britannic

100th Anniversary Titanic Auction

by RR Auction

December 16, 2012

Amherst, NH, USA

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Description: Sister ship of RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, it was originally intended to enter service as a transatlantic passenger liner. It was used as a hospital ship in World War I. On November 21, 1916, the ship struck a naval mine and sank in less than an hour; 30 men were killed out of 1066 on board. Large beautiful carved wooden panel from a staircase from Titanic's sister ship, Britannic. Deep relief carved panel measures approximately 47 x 5 and features a raised floral pattern. Reverse bears the original impressed carpenter's markings which reads, "1st Class Ent Bridge Dk. Ath Fore End of Elevator 433." Reverse also bears a contemporary label stating wood is from first class staircase. In fine condition.

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