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HMS RODNEY (Battleship 1922 - 1948) Presentation Clock

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Seller: cosford28th (2,201) 100%, Location: Hants, Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302147705160 HMS RODNEY (Battleship 1922 - 1948) Presentation Clock This attractive mantle clock dates from 1931 and carries an engraved presentation notice which reads................. "PRESENTED BY THE BAND OF "H.M.S. RODNEY" 1931" The clock started life as an 8 Day mechanical clock, but at sometime the original movement was replaced with a Quartz non ticking battery movement which is still in place and in full working order and keeps excellent time. The case is 9 inches (235 MM) long, 5 inches (130 MM) tall & 2.75 inches (70 MM) thick. The circular aperture for the movement is 3.5 inches (95 MM) in diameter. (In my view a standard Elliott circular mantle clock movement is a possible fit.) I am confident a replacement mechanical movement could be refitted into the case to return this rare memento of the renowned Battleship "HMS Rodney" closer to original condition. There is no evidence of any alterations being made to the clock case which would prevent a mechanical movement being refitted. The case is in excellent condition for it's age of 85 years, there are one or two minor blemishes to the overall polished finish but no damage, serious scratches, repairs to be seen on the case. The attractive inlay work at the front of the case remains excellent. The 4 "bun feet" on the base are in place and original. At the front, the oval shaped brass bezel, the silvered oval dial and convex oval glass are all excellent and original. The glass is clear with no cracks, chips or scratches. In 1931 when this clock was presented, HMS Rodney was with the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon, Scotland. Buyer to pay for postage please which will be £5 within the UK. I will ship world wide. HMS Rodney (1922 - 1948) was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during the mid 1920's. She was built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead and served extensively in the Mediterranean and Atlantic during World War II. She was the first RN Battleship to be fitted with Radar. The tremendous fire power of her nine 16 inch guns, mounted in three triple gun turrets, played a major role in the sinking of the Bismarck in 1941. During and after Operation Torch and the Normandy landings, HMS Rodney participated in several coastal bombardments. Due mainly to extremely heavy wartime use and lack of refits, she was withdrawn from service in 1947 and scrapped in 1948 at Inverkeithing, Scotland. WWII Battle Honours. Norway 1940 - Atlantic 1940-41 - BISMARCK Action 1941 - Malta Convoys 1941-42 - North Africa 1942-43 - Sicily 1943 - Salerno 1943 - Mediterranean 1943 - Normandy 1944 - English Channel 1944 - Arctic 1944. Motto - Non Genarant Aquilae Columbas: 'Eagles do not breed doves' Condition: The Original 8 Day Movement Has Been Replaced By A Quartz Movement., Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Napolean Hat, Material: Hard Wood, Features: Quartz Movement

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