Motor Boat Cleat from HMS Amethyst of Yangtze Incident fame
Mounted on an oak shield with details of provenance. The cleat is brass with chrome plating. HMS Amethyst was a frigate of 1350 tons and launched in 1943. In 1949 she sailed up the Yangtze river to assist with the evacuation of British citizens caught up in the Chinese civil war. Shore defences opened up killing or injuring 54 of her crew including her captain. This incident and her subsequent escape was featured in the famous film where HMS Amethyst played herself!