Royal Navy Unofficial Tampion – HMS Princess Royal 1911
The unofficial main armament bronze tampion off the dreadnought HMS Princess Royal 1911
Unofficial , as this pre dates the Admiralty standardisation of Royal Navy badges in 1919
Built by Vickers, Barrow in Furness as part of the Contingent programme.
HMS Princess Royal was the second of two Lion-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy before World War I. HMS Princess Royal was moderately damaged during the Battle of Jutland and required a month and a half of repairs.
Mounted with a wooden back, written on the back of the tampion is Gun 2.
Detailed carved bronze with great patina.
Tampion : 12in 30cm
Wood : 13.5in 34.5cm
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