INS Viraat Aircraft Carrier Sound Powered Telephone
£245.00 (inc. VAT)
When HMS Hermes was sold to the Indian Navy to become their Flagship they replaced some of the telephones onboard and so these are almost identical to the Royal Navy ones but did not serve on HMS Hermes. Great looking and good fun when working, none the less.
When we removed these from the ship nigh on all of them were in working order, but we cannot guarantee that they do now and are being sold as a ‘decorative collectible’. Having said that, the technology is basic and we are confident that, with research, keen enthusiasts can get a pair of these talking together, or a company who restores telephones would do it for a sensible fee, we’re looking to do the same with a pair at the yard.
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
Along with the telephone 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
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
30.5cm height x 21cm width x 22cm depth
We can now announce that we are taking deposits for our Falkland Anniversary Limited Edition HMS Hermes models , made by Icarus , from metal we salvaged at the shipbreakers see listing for HMS Hermes Commemorative Model
We ship all over the World , please contact us with your full delivery address for a quote and vat exemption terms
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