Name Rudder Pintle
Latitude 50° 18.720 N
Longitude 004° 13.542 W
Depth 5m
Accuracy 20m
Object Type Hull : Rudder Pintle
Material Metal : Copper Alloy
Description Rudder pintle
Length 576mm
Width 227mm
Height 325mm
Condition Good
Completeness 75 %
Markings None
Number of items 1
Part number 1
Location Description Rame Head
Seabed type Fine sand
Provisional Date 1843

Rudder Pintle (09A03)

Found off Rame Head, possibly from the wreck of the Taxiarchos (1843) as other objects from this wreck have been found in the same area. The copper alloy pintle is in good condition except for one strap which has a section missing.

The pintle pin is 242mm long, 50mm diameter at the base tapering to 40mm at the rounded end. The strap is 60mm thick at the base of the pin tapering to 15mm thick on each arm. The starboard arm is shorter at 423mm than port side 576mm, the starboard strap is missing 160mm length broken of at the second bolt hole. Four 25mm diameter bolt holes are in the port side strap and only two are in the starboard. No markings or inscriptions can be seen.

Droit No. 416/09

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