London, South Kensington
14 November 1996
A naïve waterline picture model of the Battle Cruiser HMS 'Lion' with masts, aerials and rigging, deck rails, capstan, main and secondary armament, bridge and fire director platform, funnels and other details, finished in black and mounted on a painted moulded seascape against a blue background with inscriptions 'Lest we forget' and 'HMS Lion led the Battle Cruisers into Action at Heligoland August 1914 Dogger Bank January 24th 1915 Jutland May 31st 1916' and others, glazed case for wall hanging -- 18 x 38in. (45.7 x 96.5cm.)
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This model is reputed to have been made by Ord. Seaman Danny Maclachlan in memory of the ship and his mates.
HMS 'Lion'as Earl Beatty's flagship was badly damaged at Jutland and was towed to Rosyth by HMS 'Indefatigable'
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