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Solid half-basket hilted sword
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Admiral John Lort Stokes 1812-1885. Admiral John Lort Stokes 1812-1885 was a hydrographical surveyor of some distinction in his day. He served for many years aboard the 'Beagle' and was one of the Officers aboard that vessel with Charles Darwin between 1831-1836. He entered the Royal Navy in 1824 and was promoted to the rank of Flag Officer in 1864. He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the 1st August 1877 and died in 1885. See WPN1025, which also belonged to Admiral John Lort Stokes 1812-1885.
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- Image reference: E1101
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Stokes Collection