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Nom de l'objet : Cap
Catégorie de l'objet : Personal Artifacts
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Clothing - Headwear
Matériaux : Textile, Velvet
Numéro d'accession : No Acquisition # 9
Province d'utilisation : Newfoundland
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Période : WWII
Description : The cap is black in color and made of a think velvet like material. The edging has been double stitched to provide some strength to the cap. The lining of the cap appears to be a white cotton material which was stitched along the edge of the cap for attachment.
Commentaires : This cap was recovered from the wrecks of the USS Truxton and Pollux. 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.
Hauteur : 8
Longueur : 18
Largeur : 16
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Nombre d'objets : 1
Nombre de parties composantes : 1
Établissement : Lawn Heritage Museum 
Ville de l'établissement : Lawn
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland & Labrador

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