~ HMS Fury Mess Piece (1942) ~
A mess piece, formally from HMS Fury & belonging to Commander T.C.Robinson.
An inert arial bomb sits at the centre of the rounded wooden, held into place by the hole in the centre and balanced on three feet.
The plate attached to the base reads “Commander T.C. Robinson From Wardroom, HMS Fury, 7th July 1940 – 14th January 1942”.
HMS Fury was an F-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the 1930s. Although assigned to the Home Fleetupon completion, the ship was attached to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1935–36 during the Abyssinia Crisis. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, she spent time in Spanish waters, enforcing the arms blockade imposed by Britain and France on both sides of the conflict. She was damaged by mine and wrecked in 21 June 1944 & ultimately scrapped beginning 18 September 1944.
~ Dimensions ~
The base has a diameter of 8 inches (20.3 cm). When the shell is attached the piece has a height of 17.5 inches (4.4 cm). It weighs 4.01 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The wooden base is in good condition. The bomb is pretty clean.
~ Postage ~
UK Postage will cost £20, or the piece can be collected from our store based within the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.