Shipwrecks: Past & Present

“Yellow Metal” Hull Sheeting

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“Yellow Metal” Hull Sheeting

Patented in 1832, the original application of Muntz’s patented “Yellow Metal” was as a replacement for copper sheathing on the bottom of ships. It was popular because it maintained the anti-fouling abilities of the pure copper at around two thirds of the price.

Metal Hull Sheathing

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