Treen Letter Rack made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke
An unusual and decorative example with a brass plaque confirming ‘Made from Teak of HMS Iron Duke Admiral Jellicoe’s Flag Ship Jutland 1916’. HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built at Portsmouth Dockyard, and launched in 1912. She served with distinction in WW1 (including at Jutland.) In WW11 she served at Jutland as a Harbour Defence Vessel but was bombed by a German aircraft and had to be beached. She was broken up in 1946 and this letter rack would date from this time. Measures 5”wide x 3.75” tall (12.5 cm wide x 9 cm tall). This actual example was featured in Millers Collectables guide of 2008.