Royal Navy HMS Diomede Mounted Gun Tampion – 1922
A wall mounted collectable piece of Royal Navy history
HMS Diomede was a Danae class cruiser of the Royal Navy
Built by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, she was constructed too late to take part in World War I and was consequently completed at the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth
Between the Wars, HMS Diomede served on the China Station, Pacific waters, East Indies Waters and from 1936 onwards
In World War II she performed four years of arduous war duty, during which time she captured the German blockade runner Idarwald.
Between 22 July 1942 and 24 September 1943 she was converted to a training ship at Rosyth Dockyard.
In 1945 she was placed in reserve and scrapped a year later
Wooden mount 8.5in 21.5cm diameter
Badge 7in 18cm diameter
We have been the World’s largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over thirty 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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