British Royal Navy World War 2 Canvas Hammock

All complete with all ropes intact. Canvas is good condition. Brass reinforcing rings all present

€ 35,00

Hammocks could also serve as life preservers and if a man died at sea, he would be sewn up into his hammock with the last stitch put through his nose before being buried at sea. This was apparently to ensure that the corpse was not actually clinging to life.

In theory, the pain of a stitch through the nose would literally wake the dead. The naval use of hammocks continued into the 20th century through both world wars. In the early 20th century, canvas racks stretched on metal tube frames began to replace hammocks, but hammocks remained in service on many ships until well after WWII.

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