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WW2 Torpedo Boat Compass

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British made WW2 Torpedo boat compass for use in the MT13 (motor torpedo boat) of Fairmile torpedo boat. Steel construction, maker marked “Henry Brown and Sons Ltd., Barking & London”. In excellent condition retaining almost all of it’s original paint finish. Working order with fluid in place, compass functioning, and mirror also in place. Excellent condition.

$129.00
N-12018

R.C.N. Signalling Lantern In Case

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R.C.N. Signalling Lantern In Wooden Case. Containing lamp with issue webbed  cover, and lamp holder with bar containing 4 different shades of blue.  Interior instruction manual shows manufactured by “R.E. & R. Co. Ltd., Canada” and dated January 1944. Metal label to the top of the case reads “Admiralty Patt. 378A Lantern Signalling, Mether Type, Renfrew Electric and Refrigerator Co. Ltd., Year, 1943″. Hand inscribed into the plate is also “R.C.N.” and H.M.S Cou”. Complete with leather carry strap.

$110.00
N-12017

H.M.S. Victory Copper Plaque, 1907

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Copper on quarter sawn oak wall plaque, measuring 9 inched by 14 inches. Center piece shows a raised and tooled depiction H.M.S. Victory, Along with Admiral Lord Nelson. Below the ship reads’ “England expects that every man will do his duty”, to the left, along with “Admiral Lord Nelson, Oct. 21st, 1805″ to the right Below Lord Nelson, the plaque reads, ” Made of copper from H.M.S. Victory & Foudroyant. Presented by  Lord Strathcona and Mounted Royal through British and foreign Sailor’s Society for Canadian Schools, 1907″. Name plaque bottom reads “Warden of the shield for this year”, “Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat”. Copper banner at the top of the plaque shows the name “Hume”. Remnants of the original paper label at backing present.

$145.00
N-12016

Cased Naval Items Belonging To Lieutenant Cyril Callaghan, RN.

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Cased naval items belonging to Lieutenant Cyril Callaghan, RN, comprising of his sword belt with buckle, and matched pair of issue epaulettes. Black morrocon leather with gilt bullion thread sword belt with gilt buckle. Belt is marked on the back, “Matthew’s And Company Limited, Portsea, Portsmouth. Naval Outfitters” in gold embossing. Epaulettes are constructed on gold bullion material and threading with silver pip and rank anchor with a naval button to the tops. Morrocon leather backing, with gold embossed label, same as the sword belt. Items are contained within a metal case measuring 6 and 1/8 by 9 and 1/8, and being 5 and 1/2 inches in height. Brass makers plaque to the top of the case, with an engraved name plate in brass to the lower part of the lid, reading “Lieut. Cyril Callaghan, RN.” Metal constructed case shows a rust patina finish from age, with small denting to the front of the case. Case is lined in a dark red velvet, with the belt and epaulettes being in fitted compartments within the case, with a metal closure to the top. All items are in very good condition, and have been very well kept showing no damage.

History

Cyril Callaghan (16 June, 1881 – 11 March, 1944), son of Admiral Of The Fleet, Sir George Callaghan. Cyril Callaghan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on October 17 of 1903, and was appointed additional to the Empress Of India on October 23, of 1906. He was then appointed Lieutenant and Commander of the destroyer, Racehorse, on August 15, of 1909. He was later appointed in command of the destroyer, Attack, on 21 of May, 1912. He was still in command of the Attack at the battle of Dogger Bank on January 24 of 1915, and when helping the sinking of  U12 on March 10 of 1915. He was later appointed commander of the Monitor, M29, on June 5, 1915.

On April 9 of 1915, Lieutenant Cyril Callaghan received the Letter on Vellum for his involvement in the sinking of the German submarine, U8, off Dover on the 4th of March, and the sinking of the German submarine U12, off the Forth, on March 10, 1915.

Footnotes And Service Record

  1. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 130.
  2.  The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 308.
  3.  The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 119.
  4.  Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/142 f. 524.
  5.  The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 278.
  6.  Naval Operations. Volume II. p. 280.
  7.  Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/142 f. 524.
  8.  Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/142 f. 524.
  9.  The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 389.
  10.  Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives.  ADM 196/142f. 524.
  11.  The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392f.
  12.  The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392f.
  13.  The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392f.
  14.  Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/142 f. 524.
  15.  The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395j.
  16.  The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 809.
  17. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130

Also listed under “Feature Items”.

$1895.00
F-8025

Pre-WW1 Naval Medical Officer’s Uniform

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Pre-WW1 British Naval Medical Officer’s Uniform. 16 button front jacket with tails. Straight collar with ribbon. Cuffs show 3 buttons on each with fancy ribbon banding, rank of Captain, Medical Officer. Back shows ribboned pocket covers, and all buttons on place. Quilted interior with portion of the maker’s label in place. Complete with issue pants matching the uniform. Hand written naming of “J.A. Cooper” to the pants.

$795.00
U-18054