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Badge w/compass

Badge w/compass
Title
Badge w/compass
Medium 
metal, textile, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 2 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Welcome Home Capt. Kurt Carlsen 8, 1956
Object Number 
INV.4276B
Gallery Label 
On Christmas Day 1951, four days after leaving Hamburg, a storm on the North Atlantic sent a 60-foot wave crashing against the ship "Flying Enterprise." On Dec. 29th its Captain, Kurt Carlsen, ordered his crew and passengers to abandon the ship, while he remained on board. It was a week before a tug boat was able to attach a line to the foundering vessel. On the way to Falmouth, England, the ship was hit by another storm and sank. Captain Carlsen leaped into the sea and was rescued.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group