29th Apr, 2009 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Popham)

 
Lot 81
 

81

[M] AN UNOFFICIAL BADGE FROM THE BATTLECRUISER...

AN UNOFFICIAL BADGE FROM THE BATTLECRUISER H.M.S. INDOMITABLE (1908)
cast in brass and comprising a gothic "I" within a rope-bordered roundel surmounted by the Prince of Wales' feathers flanked by oak leaves -- 9¾in. (25cm.) high
Built by Clydebank and displacing 17,373 tons, the Indomitable was one of three "Invincible" Class battlecruisers. Although later condemned as badly conceived because of the name ship Invincible's destruction at Jutland, at the time they met all their contractual specifications and could cruise at over 25 knots. Indomitable was commissioned in June 1908 and a month later carried the Prince of Wales (later King George V) to Montreal, a fact recognised in the ship's chosen crest.

 
AN UNOFFICIAL BADGE FROM THE BATTLECRUISER H.M.S. INDOMITABLE (1908)
cast in brass and comprising a gothic "I" within a rope-bordered roundel surmounted by the Prince of Wales' feathers flanked by oak leaves -- 9¾in. (25cm.) high
Built by Clydebank and displacing 17,373 tons, the Indomitable was one of three "Invincible" Class battlecruisers. Although later condemned as badly conceived because of the name ship Invincible's destruction at Jutland, at the time they met all their contractual specifications and could cruise at over 25 knots. Indomitable was commissioned in June 1908 and a month later carried the Prince of Wales (later King George V) to Montreal, a fact recognised in the ship's chosen crest.
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