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Solid half-basket hilted sword
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Admiral Watkin Owen Pell (1788-1870). The hilt of the sword consists of a gilt solid half-basket guard, with a badge. Admiral Watkin Owen Pell (1788-1870) entered the Navy in 1799; he lost his leg in the action between the 'Loire' and French frigate 'Pallas' in 1800. He did not serve afloat again until 1802. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1806 and was appointed to the 'Mercury' and took part in a number of boat actions in the West Indies and Mediterranean.
- Image reference: E1260
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London