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Made from the timbers of the HMS Resolute, the most famous desk in the world sits in the White House Oval Office.

6th April, 2014
Michael Collins with Sinn Fein delegates in Hans Place.

Made from the timbers of the HMS Resolute, the most famous desk in the world sits in the White House Oval Office. In the mid-1850s, the Royal Navy ship took part in two fruitless rescue missions, aiming to find the lost Sir John Franklin expedition in the Arctic.

On the second trip she too succumbed to the ice and drifted as a ghost ship until she was found by a whaler and taken to...

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