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Frank Scott

    If they work out size & approx weight then Lloyd’s Rules should give max size of vessel. These anchors were more expensive than standard admiralty pattern, but one extra advantage (apart from holding power) was that rotation of crown and arms so that upper set where hard on shank meant that vessel much less at risk of serious damage if it ‘sat’ on anchor as tide dropped. Worth having really detailed look for maker’s marks, etc., which may be obscured by accretions and corrosion.