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Stock No. 3114

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HMS Exeter Copper Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture

HMS Exeter Copper Ashtray

HMS Exeter was a Cruiser launched in 1929 and weighed 8,390 tons and served with distinction in WWII. She famously took part in 'The Battle of the River Plate' but her luck ran out in 1942 when she was sunk by Japanese dive bombers off Java in 'The Battle of the Java Sea' with the sad loss of 50 crew; a further 150 subsequently lost their lives as Japanese POW's. These little trays were offered for sale onboard via the NAAFI shop to serving crew members and were mainly bought as gift for friends and relations back home. This and the rest of the small collection we are listing today are all of the period and would make a great gift for anyone with an association with this fine ship. This example, as well as carrying an embossed 'HMS Exeter' badge, is also stamped in fine script on the reverse'Made in England'. Measures 3.65" diameter (9.4 cm)

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