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Goblet - Metal

From the Collection of Victorian Maritime Centre 220 The Esplanade Crib Point Victoria

Description
The souvenir metal goblet has two scroll handles with the R.M.S Morea inscribed. It also has an enamel emblem of the ship.
Size
10 x 10cm
Object Registration
M0054
Keywords
souvenir, cruise liners, r.m.s morea
Historical information
The souvenir metal compact was purchased sometime during a cruise by an unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D. Benson and Family over a period of years. D. Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts.
Significance
The ship that this item came from the R.M.S Morea in 1908 was used as a troop carrier. In 1915 it was converted to a hospital ship. In 1918 it was an armed merchant ship. In 1919 it resumed service. In 1930 it was broken up in Japan.
Inscriptions & Markings
R.M.S Morea
Last updated
24 Jul 2017 at 2:02PM