Ship fragment: Capstan block from the Spanish Warship "Oqueudo"

Object Number: 
1932.153
Date: 
1880-1898
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 10 x 5 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 25.4 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
written: on paper label afixed to wood: "From the Spanish War ship "Oqueudo," destroyed at San Tiago Cuba, July 3rd 1898, by our Navy. Presented to me by Lieut. Spencer S. Wood. U.S.N. S.H.C. Jr./ "Capstain Block"
Description: 
Wooden capstan block with tapering rectangular form; metal block with ring affixed to wider end by four screws.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group