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A PAIR OF TOMPION CASTINGS FROM H.M.S. COURAGEOUS (1916)

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A PAIR OF TOMPION CASTINGS FROM H.M.S. COURAGEOUS (1916)
cast in brass and depicting a boars head, now remounted on to brass plates inscribed H.M.S. Courageous 1916-1919, mounted in wooden frames -- 8¼in. (21cm.) dia. (2)
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The cruiser Courageous was torpedoed and sunk by U29 on 17th September 1939, the first naval ship to be lost in World War Two. It is assumed that the dates on the plates refer to the tour of service of a sailor who kept them as a souvenir.
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