~ HMS York (90) 1930 Heavy Cruiser Ships Bell ~
The bronze bell has the ships name to the fore and the government broad arrow to the reverse.
~ HMS York ~
HMS York was the lead ship of her class of two heavy cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920s. She mostly served on the North America and West Indies Station before World War II. Early in the war the ship escorted convoys in the Atlantic and participated in the Norwegian Campaign in 1940. York was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in late 1940 where she escorted convoys and the larger ships of the Mediterranean Fleet. She was wrecked in an attack by Italian explosive motorboats of the 10th Flotilla MAS at Suda Bay, Crete, in March 1941. The ship’s wreck was salvaged in 1952 and scrapped in Bari.
~ Condition ~
The bell is in very tidy order. There is no clapper.
~ Dimensions ~
The bell is 33 cm (13 inches) with a mouth diameter of 32 cm (12.5 inches).