HMAS Albatross Ships Gun Tampion – Bakelite Mount
Original ships gun tampion from HMAS Albatross, mounted on a bakelite base.
HMAS Albatross ,later HMS Albatross was a seaplane tender of the Royal Australian Navy, which was later transferred to the Royal Navy and used as a repair ship.
HMAS Albatross was built by Cockatoo Island Dockyard during the mid-1920s and entered service at the start of 1929.
There was originally little need for a seaplane carrier in the Royal Navy, as several aircraft carriers were operational, and most warships from cruiser size up carried their own seaplanes. However, the loss of the aircraft carriers Courageous and Glorious early in World War II created scope for the ship’s use. HMS Albatross was assigned to Freetown in western Africa, where she and her aircraft were used for convoy escort, anti-submarine warfare, and air-sea rescue in the Atlantic.
Mount 9in Dia Badge 7in Dia 1.5 Kg weight
We have been the Worlds largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty years now, the bulk of our stock coming directly from invitation by the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard.
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