Three million iron & steel rivets were used in the construction of S.S. Titanic, themselves weighing 1.200 tons. This steel divot stamped on the head with “S.S. Titanic 1912”, was scrap metal being a steel plug pressed out of the hull plate hydraulically for the rivet to be inserted into the hole at a later stage.
Divots like the one illustrated here, were fragments from the construction of Titanic, many were taken as souvenirs by shipyard workers of which many felt a deep sense of shame and grief subsequent to the sinking of R.M.S. Titanic in 1912. A divot similar to the one illustrated here accompanied by a letter of provenance, was sold this year in Boston for the sum of $3,600.00