Ellermann’s City Line – City of Delhi Ships Bell – 1925
City of Delhi was built by William Gray & Co Ltd Sunderland for Ellerman Lines Ltd, launched July 1925.
She was engaged in trade to Calcutta, Bombay, Karachi & other ports in India
City of Delhi also served the N. Atlantic crossing, into the Mediterranean & the Indian Ocean.
She spent much of the war in Australian & New Zealand waters & the Indian Ocean & Caribbean.
In Aug. 1943, when at Bizerta, Tunisia, the City of Delhi was attacked from the air – a crewman was wounded. The vessel was sold to ‘British Iron and Steel Corporation Salvage, Ltd London, and on May 28, 1957 arrived at their Firth of Forth, ship breaking facilities, to be broken up.
Throughout the years this bell has served and worked hard, there has been some repair/replacement to the top hanging fitting, all in all a great bell with history , complete with original clanger.
8in 20cm height x 9in 23cm dia mouth
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