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Nom de l'objet : Needle
Type de l'objet : Fishing Net
Catégorie de l'objet : Tools & Equipment for Materials
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Textileworking Tools & Equipment
Matériaux : Metal
Technique de fabrication : Cast
Numéro d'accession : No Acquisition # 4
Fabricant : R. Lambe
Province d'utilisation : Newfoundland
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Période : WWII
Description : This is a fish net knitting needle. It is unique because it is made from metal that was salvaged from the wreck of USS Truxton.The body of the needle is rectangular in shape with one end tapering to a point. The other end of the needle is concave in the middle, causing it to resemble the letter "U". The body of the needle is hollowed out throughout the centre, leaving a needle-like projection of wood in the centre.
Commentaires : On February 18, 1942, a fleet of three ships the USS Truxton, Pollux, and Wilkes were travelling to Argentia, Newfoundland in a blinding snow storm. At approximately 4:30 am the Wilkes ran aground on the beach but was able to get itself unstuck. However, the 1200 ton destroyer USS Truxton crashed ashore at Chamber Cove on the outer side of the St. Lawrence. At the same time the 6085 ton supply ship USS Pollux ran aground at Lawn Point. In the disaster that followed, 293 people died and 186 survived. The survivors credit their rescue to the people of nearby Lawn and St. Lawrence who risked their lives to help the sailors.
Fonctions : The net needle is used for mending fishing nets.
Longueur : 20
Largeur : 3
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Nombre d'objets : 1
Nombre de parties composantes : 1
Étiquette ou poinçon : The needle has "SS Truxton" inscribed on one side and on the other side "R. Lambe" is inscribed.
Établissement : Lawn Heritage Museum 
Ville de l'établissement : Lawn
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland & Labrador

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