Item - Vintage Souvenir Match Barrel made from the teak of the Royal Navy's HMS Cornwall (originally named HMS Wellesley in 1815) after the ship was hit by a German Air Strike in 1940 and raised in 1948 and beached at Tilbury she was broken up. Some of the timbers were used to rebuild the Royal Courts of Justice in London, while her figurehead resides in Chatham Dockyard (please see all photos).
Maker - Unknown
Stamps - Metal Plaque Attached
Type - Souvenir
Circa - 1950s
Construction - Teak
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 2.25" in height
Weight - 31 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition (please see pics)
Other Interesting Points - HMS Wellesley was a 74-gun third rate, named after the Duke of Wellington, and launched in 1815.
She captured Karachi for the British, and participated in the First Opium War, which resulted in Britain gaining control of Hong Kong.
After this she served primarily as a training ship before gaining the distinction of being the last British ship of the line to be sunk by enemy action and the only one to have been sunk by an air-raid.
(Please see all Photos).
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