£270.00 (inc. VAT)

HMS Hermes (R12) Table Lamp – Medium Clear Glass

Please note that we are unable to send out this light until the beginning of January 2022

An exclusive important light fitting from one of the most famous, longest serving Warships in the World, HMS Hermes (R12), presented as a table lamp for a new life ashore.

These lights were installed during Her completion by Vickers-Armstrong in the late 1950’s and are still going strong after 63 years of glorious service to the Royal Navy and in later years the Indian Navy, surviving the Falklands War as Flagship, and all those Naval exercises, tours and countless nautical miles.

We removed these lights from spaces all over the ship; from the passage-ways, engineering & engine rooms, flight deck, cabins, messes and galleys, even the gym.

Made by famous company ‘Playmit’, lighting suppliers to the Royal Navy during and since WW2, in cast aluminium rather than bronze and brass which was scarce and prohibitively costly immediately following WW2.

Painstakingly and professionally reclaimed and refurbished, with original electrical fitting replaced and upgraded to new CE certified lamp holder. The table lamps are presented on black wooden plinth with green beige and chrome provenance plaque and are wired, ‘ready to go’, with smart twisted fabric 3 core flex and inline switch.

Along with the lamp you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity to accompany your investment. Keep that safe as the value of this item will only go up in time.

These items are exclusive to Trinity Marine, as we were the only company that was allowed onboard to salvage significant quantities of artefacts from the Hermes in the same way as we were with other RN carriers we were appointed to, such as; HMS Ark Royal and HMS Vengeance, as well as other ships of the Royal Navy, HMS Cornwall, Plymouth, LLandaff, Fearless to name just a few.

To read more about the ‘Happy H’ from Her history to the story behind Her being broken up and our role in that, please click here.

Electrician notes:

Table lamps come wired and ready to go but lights that have not been converted into table lamps are sold as ‘ready to wire’. The old vintage light fitting has been removed and replaced with a modern standard British made CE certified fitting. The lamp comes supplied with a warm white B22 golf ball style bulb which can easily be replaced.


19 x 41 cm  weight 2kg ( may vary )

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