Naval History

Watch: Piece of Navy history found in London's waters

Nicola White has found numerous military items while mudlarking around the River Thames.

An artist and London mudlark has shared details of her latest "extraordinary" find  – which she believes belonged to a Royal Navy vessel from either the late 18th or early 19th Century.

Nicola White, who Forces News met a few years ago to discuss her military discoveries, says the item was used onboard HMS Merlin hundreds of years ago.

As a mudlark, she regularly searches along the banks of the River Thames for treasures of the past – which is where she discovered her most recent piece of military history.