Thu, 17th Jul 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Phoenix)

 
  Lot 33
 

33

Two unofficial tompion plates from a 12in. gun...

Two unofficial tompion plates from a 12in. gun of H.M.S. Africa (1905)
cast in brass in the form of a roaring lion standing on a rock inscribed H.M.S. AFRICA, with four holes for securing

11 x 14in. (28 x 36cm.)

The battleship Africa was launched at Chatham in 1905. Displacing 16,350 tons, she was sold from the service in 1920.

Estimated at £800 - £1,200


 
Two unofficial tompion plates from a 12in. gun of H.M.S. Africa (1905)
cast in brass in the form of a roaring lion standing on a rock inscribed H.M.S. AFRICA, with four holes for securing

11 x 14in. (28 x 36cm.)

The battleship Africa was launched at Chatham in 1905. Displacing 16,350 tons, she was sold from the service in 1920.