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Lot 64011

Royal Navy Rum Flagon Warehoused 1976 450cl

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Royal Navy Auction

Rum Auction


A 4.5 litre flagon of Royal Navy Rum, presented in the traditional wicker casing. We estimate this was bottled in the early to mid 1970s.

This flagon has a label attached which reads:

Queen's Warehouse Label

Station: Poole

Date of Detention: 25.6.1976

Aircraft or Vessel: Mermaiden

Local Ref. or Rotation: YT.1976/275

Owner/Address: [Redacted]

Reason for Detention: S.O.R

No. of Packages: One Jar

Seal No.: 937

The reverse of the label reads: One gal. Rum @ proof.

Rum has been associated with the Royal Navy since the British fleet captured the island of Jamaica in 1655. The availability of rum led the Navy to swap the daily ration of French brandy with Caribbean rum, which was issued to each sailor at midday. In the 1740s, Admiral Edward Vernon began the practice of diluting the rum with water to minimize the effect of alcohol on the crew, this mixture became known as ‘grog’.

The daily rum ration, or ‘tot’, was served until 31 July 1970, a day now known as ‘Black Tot Day’. In modern times, a tot of rum is issued to naval crew to celebrate special occasions, such as royal weddings.

This Royal Navy Rum Flagon sold at our online auction for £1,900


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear. This appears to have a good fill level.

This flagon weighs approximately 8.09kg.

Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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