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Latitude 50° 18.6 N
Longitude 004° 08.8 W
Depth 22m
Accuracy 300m
Object Type Compass
Material Metal - Copper alloy
Description Upper part of compass case
Diameter 130mm
Height 55mm
Weight 1.225kg
Markings None
Condition Poor
Completeness 25%
Number of items 1
Location Description South of Breakwater
Seabed type Sand

Compass (11A23)

This copper alloy and glass compass was found south of the Plymouth Breakwater that is a well known place for divers to find debris on the seabed, most likely from the dockyard at Devonport dumped many years ago.

Only the upper part of the case for the compass was found along with half of the broken fragments of the thick glass cover and a central bezel. This may be a compass repeater that would have been installed on the bridge wing on a ship.

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11A23a

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