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What happened to a ships Trophies, Silverware etc. During both wars. Were they left ashore or taken to sea and lost if the ship went down?
I believe in War Time,Ships Trophies were landed and stored,just as they are now if a Ship decommissions.Steve:)
Thanks Steve. I guessed that they would do something like that
An other thought that comes to mind is,what happens to ships trophies landed in War Time,when to ship is sunk and no other bear her name ie HMS HOOD? Are they recycled to other ships of the fleet? Steve.:confused:
Some of them seem to be donated to groups with provisos (See my post re Ashanti in the Somali Thread)
I have a big box of various trophies accumulated by my father, rather than ships, as presents from a global selection of admirals, generals, politicoes and so on. I have just agreed to present the lot to the Belfast where he began his career! pass the Silvo someone!!
PS you are right about the Trophy Store, The RN rarely lets go of anything voluntarily....
Have you ever had the pleasure of attending Drakes day wardroom mess dinner when the table was dressed with the silver mess trophies. And the centre piece Drakes statue a silver replica in miniature of the one in Tavistock. Everything on the table was a work of art and a big punch bowl which was presented by the Tsar of Russia. I will try to post two pictures of Drakes sword and the coconut made into a goblet.
Here you go Texas Dave... The Trophy Store HMS Nelson......
Thanks for that Harry.
Sadly I have rarely attended any of these formal events but uts fascinating to think that so many of these trophies have a real history, not just decoration, they represent some critical event that has brought us to where we are today (well, maybe not actually today!)
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