A 'Faithfull Freddy' submarine compass binnacle, 18.5ins. (47cm)high

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A 'Faithfull Freddy' submarine compass binnacle,
18.5ins. (47cm)high

Sold for £ 812 (US$ 1,068) inc. premium
A 'Faithfull Freddy' submarine compass binnacle,
Admiralty pattern no. 189N, serial no. 1250H. With a 3.5ins (9cm)diam. spirit damped compass, the card marked in quadrants and degrees and stamped Patt.188A, no.930K. Mounted on a lockable gimbal in a brass and mahogany binnacle, fitted with a double window cowling, the column fitted with an adjustable light shutter from a single lamp in the base, the whole on a brass locking foot ring. 18.5ins. (47cm)high

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1909 as a portable binnacle for use in the conning tower, as an aid to navigation when running on the surface. The instrument became known as Faithful Freddy to generations of submariners.
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