£400.00 (inc. VAT)

Original Royal Navy gun tampion from HMS Saintes – 1942

HMS Saintes Battle-class fleet destroyer 

Built by Hawthorn Leslie and Company on the Tyne

In 1954, whilst still in the Mediterranean, HMS Saintes came to the assistance of the merchant vessel Empire Windrush, which had suffered an engine room explosion and fire whilst carrying troops and their families home from the Far East

HMS Saintes took charge of the rescue operation and put fire and towing parties aboard and attempted to tow the ship to Gibraltar

She was paid off in May 1962 at Devonport. The ship was then towed to Rosyth by a towing crew of volunteers from her last commission. At Rosyth HMS Saintes became the training ship for Artificer Apprentices from the shore establishment Caledonia

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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






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