Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

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

 
  Lot 154
 

154

Ø A SILVER MOUNTED IVORY AND ENAMEL LAUNCHING HATCHET FOR THE S.S. PENTWYN, 1910

Sold for £1,054
Estimated at £500 - £800

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


 

Ø A SILVER MOUNTED IVORY AND ENAMEL LAUNCHING HATCHET FOR THE S.S. PENTWYN, 1910
the tapering handle with engraved collars and axe head hallmarked for Birmingham 1909-10, engraved S.S. PENTWYN". / LAUNCHED 11TH MARCH, 1910. with enamel house flag and cypher for 'CHD' either side, contained in plush lined leather case of issue by R.L. Rennison, Sunderland, cased measurement -- 11¾in. (30cm.) wide


Built by J.L. Thompson of Sunderland for the Pentwyn SS Co., she was a general purpose cargo ship of a little over 3,500 tons. On 30th September 1918 she steamed from Cape Verde as part of convoy HD52 but, just as she was closing Liverpool, she was picked off by U-90 and sank with the loss of one life.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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