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Stock No. 1985
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HMS Tarpon Presentation Gift - Click for the bigger picture

HMS Tarpon Presentation Gift

A mounted and framed scale from a Tarpon fish with Royal Naval badge to HMS Tarpon and a silvered engraving below reading "Presented to the Officers of HMS Tarpon by SS & C Co. March 1940." On the reverse is an undated newspaper cutting headed "Two Submarines Sunk. The loss of two British submarines was announced yesterday. They were Tarpon and Sterlet. The Tarpon was commanded by H J Caldwell." Subsequent research indicates she was sunk on 14th April, 1940 by the German Minesweeper M-6 in the North Sea, the month following the presentation of the plaque. 16 cm x 13.5 cm.