£3,000.00 (ex. VAT)

The original ships helm from HMS Rodney

Makers name Brown Bros & Co Ltd , Rosebank Ironworks Edin No A 1845 1925

HMS Rodney was one of two Nelson-class battleships

Built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead

During the early stages of WW2, HMS Rodney searched for German commerce raiders, participated in the Norwegian Campaign, and escorted convoys in the Atlantic Ocean

HMS Rodney played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in mid-1941

HMS Rodney escorted convoys to Malta and supported the British invasion of French Algeria during Operation Torch in late 1942 by bombarding coastal defences

She continued doing so during the invasions of Sicily Operation Husky and Italy Operation Avalanche in mid-1943

During the Normandy landings in June 1944, HMS Rodney participated in several coastal bombardments

Scrapped in 1948

Teak helm with brass inlay with brass capped king pin

Provenance :

Purchased by us from a private collector that bought this wheel at a Christie’s auction

along with a letter of provenance stating the following :

The owners of John Brown Shipbuilders have confirmed in a letter to the vendor , that the reference number A 1845 was the number applied to an order for HMS Rodney

Accompanying Trinity Marine certificate of authenticity

A 3ft wheel with 8 spokes, brass inlay brass acorn on the king pin and solid brass central hub with maker name

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