£900.00 (inc. VAT)

HMS Tenedos was an Admiralty ‘S’ class destroyer

Built by Hawthorn Leslie of Tyne, commissioned in 1919 and served in WW2

In 1939, HMS Tenedos, along with sister ships HMS Scout, HMS Thanet and HMS Thracian, formed a local defence flotilla at Hong Kong. HMS Tenedos and HMS Scout left Hong Kong for Singapore. When the two destroyers arrived at Singapore on 28 August, they were quickly converted to minelayers

The two destroyers laid a defensive minefield of 544 mines off Singapore between 4 and 8 September 1939, after which HMS Scout was returned to normal destroyer configuration, while Tenedos continued on minelaying duties, with two more minefields being laid off Singapore by October 1939. Two merchant ships, Høegh Transporter and Sirdhana, were sunk by these minefields in October–November 1939. HMS Tenedos then had her normal destroyer armament refitted. In March 1940, the Royal Navy formed Malaya Force, with the intention of preventing German merchant ships from leaving harbours in the Dutch East Indies. HMS Tenedos, along with HMS Stronghold was assigned to patrol off Sabang, where five German ships were trapped. The German merchant ships were seized by the Dutch following the German invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940

Cast iron, no crown

Dimensions :

28cm x 25cm  10in x 11in

5 kg weight

We have been the Worlds largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty 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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