Plate of 'battleship steel', reputedly from a German naval vessel scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1918, acquired by the British Museum, Department of Scientific Research c. 1950 for low-level radiation work, because of its relative freedom from radioactive contamination.
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overall (estimate): 6 x 788 x 610 mm
- battleship steel
- British Museum, Department of Scientific Research
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