cat-o'-nine-tails

Cat-o'-nine-tails. Wooden handle covered with faded red baize cut in zig zags at the ends. Coursely sewn with twine. Nine cords with red cords laid up in each lash (distinguishing colour for HM Dockyard, Portsmouth). Three knots per cord, ends bound. Presented to RUSI by Commander, C.R. Low, Indian Navy.

Object Details

ID: TOA0072
Type: cat-o'-nine-tails
Display location: Not on display
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Indian Navy
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Measurements: Overall: 485 x 40 mm
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