~ R.F.A. Fiona Souvenir Table Gong c1917 ~
A souvenir gong from the wreckage of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship ‘Fiona’.
R.F.A. Fiona was launched June 1906. She was requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Armed Boarding Steamer and was commissioned as HMS
FIONA October 1914. She ran aground and was wrecked on Clettack Skerry off Scotland in September 1917.
The gong is made from a 12 pounder brass shell case dated 1906, suspended from a wood and brass upright baluster on a circular wooden base.
The gong has a striker of bronze mounted upon the base.
There is a small brass plaque to the front of the piece reading ‘Souvenir From Wrecked R.F.A. “Fiona”.
~ Dimensions ~
The piece has a base diameter of 30cm (11 ¾ inches) and a height of 42cm (16 ½ inches).
It weighs 4.2Kg.
~ Condition ~
The wood has a few small scratched and dents but otherwise is in a nice condition with no major damages.