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Stock No. 1009

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SS Atlantis English Pewter Tankard - Click for the bigger picture

SS Atlantis English Pewter Tankard

Atlantis was built by Harland & Wolff and launched in 1913 as Andes for the Royal Mail Line..She operated on the route between Southampton and the River Plate in South America. In WWI she served as an armed merchant cruiser. Post war she resumed service on the South American route but in 1930 she was converted and re named S.S. ATLANTIS with accommodation for 450 passengers. In WWII she was converted and served as hospital ship No.33 and took part evacuating the wounded from the Normandy Beaches as part of Operation Overlord in 1944. Post war she was chartered for 4 years by the New Zealand Government to carry emigrants from the UK to New Zealand until she was finally scrapped at Faslane, Scotland in 1952 after a very full and varied career! Our tankard is a pint capacity and is stamped English Peter as well as carrying the ships name to the front. The tankard is in generally good used condition with some age staining to the metal. We also purchased from same source a further tankard engraved RMS Andes (already sold) and wonder if both were obtained by a long serving crew member ? A fine original souvenir from a fine ship. Measures 4.75" high (12 cm)

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