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Stock No. 1978
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Souvenir from Italian Submarine Tembien - Click for the bigger picture

Souvenir from Italian Submarine Tembien

A mounted plaque incorporating metal taken from the submarine made in the shape of a horse shoe. A brass plate is engraved "Part of Italian U Boat rammed by HMS Hermione Captain Oliver, approaching Malta 2-8-41. No survivors". The Cruiser Hermione formed part of the Malta convoy operation "style". On the way she rammed and sank the Tembien south west of Italy. Subsequently, Hermione was torpedoed, returning to Alexandria 16th June, 1942 by German U boat U-205 and sunk with the loss of 87 crew.