A bronze ship's bell, SS Calabria 1922. 9ins. (23cm)diam.
Lot 300
A bronze ship's bell, SS Calabria 1922. 9ins. (23cm)diam.
Sold for £562 (US$ 902) inc. premium

Auction 20692: Art & Antiques
29 May 2013 10:00 BST

Oxford
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 seized 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.
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