Wellington Anchor

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    In 1995 a very large Admiralty-pattern stocked anchor was recovered from Wellington Harbour, New Zealand and is now about to receive conservation treatment by the Maritime Archaeological Assn. of NZ.
    The anchor is 5.06m in length and 3.3m across the flukes. Its origin is unknown but it has been suggested that it could be the bower anchor of an Orlando-class cruiser (1888), especially as Orlando herself visited New Zealand in 1893.
    Any information on the size of anchors carried by this class of cruiser would be very helpful.

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    Anonymous
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    I would have imagined that a ship of that class would have carried Martin’s Close-stowing anchor rather than of “Admiralty” pattern. Examples of both are to be found in old issues of The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship Vol 1.

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