6th Nov, 2018 11:00

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

 
  Lot 103
 

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M A CAST BRASS SCREEN BADGE FROM I.N.S. RAJPUT (EX.-H.M.S. ROTHERHAM), CIRCA 1949

A CAST BRASS SCREEN BADGE FROM I.N.S. RAJPUT (EX.-H.M.S. ROTHERHAM), CIRCA 1949

the 19in. high badge mounted on substantial wooden display board -- 24 x 14½in. (61 x 37cm.)

Built by John Brown & Co and launched in 1942, the Rotherham was an 'R' Class destroyer of just over 1,700 tons and could develop 37 knots if required to do so. As Rotherham she served mainly in the Far East and Japan - her Commander personally received the surrender of 34,000 Japanese naval personnel in Singapore in 1945. In 1948 she was sold to the newly independent India which formally received her in July 1949 as the I.N.S. Rajput and she took part in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, in which India claimed she was responsible for the sinking of Pakistani submarine Ghazi, claims disputed to date by Pakistan which maintains an accidental discharge was responsible. Rajput was broken up in 1976.

Sold for £186
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 

A CAST BRASS SCREEN BADGE FROM I.N.S. RAJPUT (EX.-H.M.S. ROTHERHAM), CIRCA 1949

the 19in. high badge mounted on substantial wooden display board -- 24 x 14½in. (61 x 37cm.)

Built by John Brown & Co and launched in 1942, the Rotherham was an 'R' Class destroyer of just over 1,700 tons and could develop 37 knots if required to do so. As Rotherham she served mainly in the Far East and Japan - her Commander personally received the surrender of 34,000 Japanese naval personnel in Singapore in 1945. In 1948 she was sold to the newly independent India which formally received her in July 1949 as the I.N.S. Rajput and she took part in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, in which India claimed she was responsible for the sinking of Pakistani submarine Ghazi, claims disputed to date by Pakistan which maintains an accidental discharge was responsible. Rajput was broken up in 1976.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), 6th Nov, 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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