£480.00 (inc. VAT)

Original Unofficial HMS Benbow Gun Tampion

HMS Benbow was an Iron Duke-class battleship

Built by William Beardmore and Company, Glasgow

Unofficial badge design,  as the badge pre dates the standardisation of all Royal Navy badges that came into effect in 1919

Before the standardisation a senior rank or the crew itself decided on the design that would be on the badge

HMS Benbow served in WWl as part of the Grand Fleet, and led one of the squadrons of the Fleet in the major naval engagement of that war, the battle of Jutland in 1916

She spent the rest of the war in home waters, but was dispatched to the Mediterranean after the end of the war, and then into the Black Sea

Here she carried out a number of shore bombardments in support of the White Russians in the Russian Civil War, until their collapse in 1920

HMS Benbow was decommissioned in 1929, disarmed under the terms of the London Naval Treaty in 1930 and was sold for scrapping in 1931

Mounted aluminium tampion

Dimensions :

to follow

600gr weight

We have been the World’s 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.

In a market full of souvenirs & fakes, we are are proud to present to you these, the ‘Real McCoy,’ in which to confidently invest, and wholeheartedly enjoy

We have the largest stocks of original Royal Navy ships badges and tampions , if you can not find the ship you are after please email us



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