Henrietta Marie Lead Scupper Liner 86.08.13503D Model
A lead scupper liner is from the wreck of the London-based slave ship Henrietta Marie. A scupper is a hole in a ship’s side at the level of the weather deck that allowed sea water and rain to drain overboard. Lead liners in the form of flanged pipes helped to harden and protect the scuppers. The Henrietta Marie scupper liner consists of a pipe 17cm long (an indicator of the thickness of the hull at deck level) and 6.5cm diameter. The inboard flange is broad, flat, and of an angled L-shape; it was attached to both the deck and the inner face of the hull with small nails. The outboard flange is a narrower ring that was also nailed. Many nail holes and the impressions of nail-heads are seen along the edges of both flanges. The piece is quite heavy and weighs 7.208kg (16lbs).