~ HMS Tantivy 1942 T-Class Submarine Bell ~
A named bell from the Royal Navy submarine HMS/M Tantivy.
HMS Tantivy was a British submarine of the third group of the T-class. It was built in 1942 as P319 by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and
John Brown & Company, Clydebank, and launched on 6 April 1943.
Tantivy served in the Far East for much of its wartime career, where laid numerous mines and was responsible for the sinking of
several Japanese vessels.
It survived the war and continued in service with the Navy, finally being sunk as an anti-submarine target in the Cromarty Firth in 1951.
The bell is of bronze with a polished finish. It is engraved to the front ‘H.M.S/M Tantivy’.
The bell has a bolted suspension hoop style crown allowing it to swing freely from a cradle, it is painted black.
The bell comes with its original clapper with plaited rope pull.
~ Dimensions ~
The bell has a diameter of 20cm (8 inches) and a height including crown of 26.5cm (10 ½ inches).
It weighs 4.5 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The bell is in a very nice condition with just some light marks associated with age but it presents very well and bears no damages.
There is a little wear to the paint on the crown and the Interior has age patina.