Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Submarine Compass – Faithful Freddie
Rarer all brass style.
A collectors favourite, the good old Faithful Freddie
This one once belonged to the very flamboyant Felix Dennis.
The Royal Navy’s famous submarine bridge compass first introduced in 1909. The design allowed for minimising deviation and because of this it could be closely corrected, and became affectionately known as “Faithful Freddie” to generations of British Submariners.
The compass was made in a compact size to allow it to be passed upward through the conning tower hatch when the submarine operated on the surface, and then back down when she submerged.
Serial number No 1117
Superb marine navigation collectable. Rare to find the all brass , the more normal finds are with partial wooden barrels.
We have had this professionally polished.
18in 46cm Height
9in 23cm dia base
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