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5150 HMS Boadicea Boat Badge - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Boadicea Boat Badge - Made from cast alloy with image cast in relief and painted. Five Royal Naval vessels have been named Boadicea dating back to 1875 and the most recent a destroyer launched in 1930 and sunk by air attack off Portland, Dorset on 13th June, 1944. Our badge measures an impressive 15" high (38cm) and the ship's name is cast into the reverse.
5149 HMS Berwick Screen Badge - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Berwick Screen Badge - Made of cast alloy and features a fine crest in traditional Chatham pattern. Nine Royal Navy ships have carried the name HMS Berwick. The first from 1679 and the most recent the frigate launched in 1959 and sunk in the North Atlantic as a target in 1986. Our badge is cast in relief and finely painted. Berwick is also cast into the reverse of the badge. Measures an impressive 20.5" (52cm) high.
5428 Royal Navy/Fleet Air Arm Torpedo Rudder Adjusting Gauge - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy/Fleet Air Arm Torpedo Rudder Adjusting Gauge - This comes in its original battleship grey transit box stamped Gauge St No T 528. The instrument was used in WWII for adjusting the horizontal rudders on Royal Navy 18" and 21" Duplex Impact-only exploder torpedoes. We understand the 18 inch torpedoes were launched from aircraft and the 21 inch were fired from ships and submarines. Clearly dated 1944 and in excellent issued condition. Box measures 10" (25.5cm)
4637 Ship's Life Vest by Victory Young - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Life Vest by Victory Young - This one would be just the job for a Titanic themed fancy dress party! The white canvas, while in generally excellent condition, shows some stains and general grubbiness. This would also be [perfect as a decorator's item in a nautical themed room or for a film or stage prop. Marked "Front" on front and makers details on reverse and with original cordage. Sold only as a collector's item!
5098 Boat Badge from HMS Cleopatra - Click for the bigger picture SoldBoat Badge from HMS Cleopatra - Seven ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name Cleopatra which this badge almost certainly came from the D class cruiser of 5, 450 tons which was launched in 1940 and finally went to the breakers in 1958. The badge is made from alloy (common during WWII) and the relief is picked out in the original paint. Since being removed from one of the ship's boats, it has been nicely mounted on a mahogany display shield. Cleopatra was adopted by the town of Harrogate and she served with distinction throughout WWII and won battle honours on Malta convoys and for Sirte (1942) and for Sicily in 1943. Badge measures 5.5" (14cm)
5126 Ship's Cork Life Ring with Linen Cover - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Cork Life Ring with Linen Cover - This example has a label indicating French manufacture and a date of 23rd October and while the year stamp is not clear, we think it could be 1935 or 1955. Generally in very nice condition but small tear to fabric section on the inside which does not show from the front when on display. Measures 28" (71cm)
5127 'Mariner' Ship's Life Ring - Click for the bigger picture Sold'Mariner' Ship's Life Ring - A good genuine example with an applied transfer indicating the ship's name with the number 65 painted below. The life ring features a stitched canvas cover and coir rope surround which is a little flakey with one bound repair but fine for display purposes. Measures 31" diameter (79cm)
2128 Brass Tiller Yoke with Fitted Pulley Blocks - Click for the bigger picture SoldBrass Tiller Yoke with Fitted Pulley Blocks - Superbly cast from solid brass, this would have been fitted to the top of the rudder on a rowing skiff, Admiral's barge or similar. We are unsure as to its date but possibly late 1800's. It makes a decorative nautical artefact in its own right but would also look amazing on an appropriate classic small craft - just the job for Henley! Measures 17" (43cm)
4462 Ship's Wheel named to John Poole, Glasgow - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Wheel named to John Poole, Glasgow - While we do not normally buy reproduction items, this one came in on a P/X deal from a customer who upgraded to the genuine item. This example is nicely presented and constructed from mahogany with brass bindings. Some age wear to varnish. Sold for decorative purposes only at an entry level price. 36" (91cm)
4463 Ship's Wheel with outer rim - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Wheel with outer rim - A genuine helm of the type often fitted to working boats with the outer rim preventing the spinning spokes catching on clothing and also to aid manoeuvrability. Heavy hardwood construction with painted iron boss and brass banding. The outer rim has been damaged and repaired at some stage, so no longer fit to go to sea but would make an excellent wall decoration. Diameter 27" (68cm)
5037 Kreigsmarine WWII Sea Mine Detonator Horn - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine WWII Sea Mine Detonator Horn - This and others like it would have been screwed into a large German sea mine. It would have originally contained a vial of acid that would have broken on contact with a target ship releasing the contents which would burn through a thin membrane charge thus detonating the weapon. This one is empty and is finished in original black paint. Measures 6" (15cm)
637 Royal Navy Pine Ditty Box - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Pine Ditty Box - A good original example of standard form as issued to Able Seaman to store personal belongings, letters from home and small personal trinkets. This one is complete with pen box and letter holding bars to lid. The brass name plate shows evidence of the original owner's name having been ground out with rather crude over stamping of initials R.T. The original lock is in place and is dated 1932 but the key is missing.
338 Motor Boat Throttle Control - Click for the bigger picture SoldMotor Boat Throttle Control - Engineered in brass with slide throttle lever and fitted with an integral mounting bracket. It has a good solid build quality and could be just what you need for that classic boat restoration. While on offer as a decorative item, it appears to be in working order.
156 Ship's 6 Spoke Wheel in Solid Brass - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's 6 Spoke Wheel in Solid Brass - This example comes complete with mounting bracket and is of the type used on small coasters and working boats. We have no history with it but it is an ideal size for use in a nautical display. We have left it in an unpolished state as it came in but would be happy to polish it at no extra charge if required. It is extremely heavy, so please check postage costs with us before ordering. Diameter 18" (46cm)
4698 Shipwright's Caulking Mallet - Click for the bigger picture SoldShipwright's Caulking Mallet - Used in conjunction with a caulking iron to force oakum into the seams between deck or hull planks. The caulking was then covered with putty or melted pine pitch in a process known as paying. The fine original example has a polished mahogany head with iron fittings and makes a fine display example from days gone by. Probably early 20th century. Measures: 20" (51cm)
4704 Trinity House Totland Bay Pilot Station Sign Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrinity House Totland Bay Pilot Station Sign Board - Manufactured from hardwood (probably teak) with a varnished finish and recessed lettering picked out in red paint. Totland Bay pier, situation on the Isle of Wight off Southern England was built in 1881 and acted as a landing stage for steamers. In WWI it became a military look out station and in WWII was sectioned for fear of a German invasion. In 1971 it was purchased by Trinity House for £10, 000 for use as a base for TH pilot boats. In 1978 the pier was damaged by fire and closed. Our sign is a unique souvenir that will appeal to Trinity House collectors or to those with associations with Totland Bay. Measures: 29" x 15" (78cm x 38cm)
4559 HMS Calypso Table Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Calypso Table Napkin Ring - In standard form with applied Royal Navy crest to front. Calypso was a C class cruiser, launched in 1917 and saw action in WWI. In 1922 she came to the rescue of the Greek royal family. During WWII she had the distinction of being the first British vessel to be sunk by the Italian navy when she was torpedoed by the Italian submarine R.Smg. Bagnolini south of Crete on 12th June, 1940, just two days after Italy declared war on Great Britain.
4152 Desk Set made from teak wood salvaged from HMS Collingwood - Click for the bigger picture SoldDesk Set made from teak wood salvaged from HMS Collingwood - It has a brass plaque confirming the provenance and below another engraved "With the compliments of C.W. Kellock & Co. London & Liverpool". C.W. Kellock were one of the leading shipbrokers established in 1850 and still in business today. Several Royal Naval ships have been named Collingwood but it seems likely these timbers came from the battleship launched in 1908, served at the Battle of Jutland and was broken up in 1922. The two wooden pots may have originally held ink but if so are now lacking the ceramic liners and covers. Measures: 11" x 8" (28cm x 20cm)
4648 Trench Art Sea Mine Model - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Sea Mine Model - Mounted in a hardwood display case with glazed viewing panels. We are not sure if this mine is a copy of an original type but the design appears to be broadly of the contact type used in WWII. It is finely detailed with lifting eyes and detonator horns. Judging by the weight, the body of the mine appears to be made from solid brass, so please check postage with us. This item came from the estate of a retired naval man which included the HMS Amethyst cleat which we have just listed. Case measurement: 7" (17.5cm)
4649 Motor Boat Cleat from HMS Amethyst of Yangtze Incident fame - Click for the bigger picture SoldMotor 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!
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