Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 98
 

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A MAGAZINE LAMP RECOVERED FROM THE GERMAN...

A MAGAZINE LAMP RECOVERED FROM THE GERMAN DREADNOUGHT S.M.S POSEN (1910)
hinged mauve glass lamp mounted on a wooden base with electric fittings -- 10¼in. (26cm.) high; together with a boat badge from the same vessel cast in alloy and finished in polychrome, mounted on a wooden shield back with plate inscribed S.M.S. POSEN over -- 10in. (25.5cm.) high
(2)

One of the first class of Dreadnoughts ordered for the German navy, Posen participated in the early raids on the English coastal towns of Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby in a failed attempt to lure out the Grand Fleet. She served at Jutland where her accurate gunnery sank a destroyer, but she survived undamaged. She was not handed over at Scapa Flow but was decommissioned in Germany instead. When the High Seas Fleet later scuttled, she was seized by Great Britain as compensation who sold her to the Dutch for breaking in 1920.

Sold for £298
Estimated at £150 - £250

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
A MAGAZINE LAMP RECOVERED FROM THE GERMAN DREADNOUGHT S.M.S POSEN (1910)
hinged mauve glass lamp mounted on a wooden base with electric fittings -- 10¼in. (26cm.) high; together with a boat badge from the same vessel cast in alloy and finished in polychrome, mounted on a wooden shield back with plate inscribed S.M.S. POSEN over -- 10in. (25.5cm.) high
(2)

One of the first class of Dreadnoughts ordered for the German navy, Posen participated in the early raids on the English coastal towns of Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby in a failed attempt to lure out the Grand Fleet. She served at Jutland where her accurate gunnery sank a destroyer, but she survived undamaged. She was not handed over at Scapa Flow but was decommissioned in Germany instead. When the High Seas Fleet later scuttled, she was seized by Great Britain as compensation who sold her to the Dutch for breaking in 1920.