£1,000.00 (ex. VAT)
1940s bell from Hms Baronia. She was a boom defence vessel built by Charles Hill & Sons Bristol.
A net layer’s primary function was to lay and maintain steel anti-torpedo or anti-submarine nets. Nets could be laid around an individual ship at anchor, or around harbors or other anchorages. As the war progressed net layers were pressed into a variety of additional roles including salvage, troop and cargo transport, buoy maintenance, and service as tugboats.
The bell comes with original clanger and lanyard.
The Crown top has had 2 lugs cut away and has been threaded with bolts.
11in 28cm height
10.5in 27cm mouth
1 in stock