£390.00 (inc. VAT)

Original Royal Navy gun tompion 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.

Dimensions :

6 in diameter 1 kg weight

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