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Lot 53A
A bronze ship's bell, SS Calabria 1922. 9ins. (23cm)diam.
£500 - 700
US$ 800 - 1,100
amended

Lot Details
A bronze ship's bell, SS Calabria 1922.
With inscribed lettering, including clapper. 9ins. (23cm)diam.

Footnotes

  • SS Calabria a cargo steamship, built by Weser AG, Bremen, and launched in 1922 for Norddeutcher Lloyd as the SS Werra. Transferred in 1935 to Lloyd Triestino, Trieste, she was renamed Calabria. In 1940 she was siezed by the British Ministry of War Transport whilst in dry dock at Calcutta and as she was to be renamed Empire Inventor her bell was liberated by Allied Troops.
    In December of that year, on her maiden voyage under British flag, she was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 in Galway Bay.

Saleroom notices

  • Late entry lot: A bronze ship's bell, SS Calabria 1922 9ins.(23cm)diam. Estimate £500-700
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