Ship's biscuit

A ship's biscuit circular in shape and perforated with holes as an aid to baking. The biscuit is inscribed 'Betsy Dunnet, given to her by her true love, Thomas Hart, January 4th, in the year of 1842'. Thomas Hart was a master mariner in the merchant service, Master of the brig Problem of Ipswich.

Object Details

ID: AAB0002
Collection: Miscellaneous Antiquities
Type: Ship's biscuit
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Problem
Date made: 1842
People: Hart, Thomas; Dunnet, Betsy
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 25 x 160 mm

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