H.M.S. VALIANT Souvenir Barrel Holder For Matches / Vesta's

A lovely little teak Barrel with a bronze plaque saying....FROM THE TEAK OF H.M.S. VALIANT JUTLAND 1916. I believe this is from the 4th VALIANT.....HMS Valiant was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship of the Royal Navy. She was laid down at the Fairfield shipyards On 31 January 1913 and launched on 4 November 1914. She was completed in February 1916 joining the newly formed Fifth Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet. At the Battle of Jutland she fired 288 15-inch shells at the German High Sea Fleet. Despite the severity of damage suffered by her sister ships (bar HMS Queen Elizabeth which did not take part in the battle) she suffered no damage. One of her 15-inch guns which had been in Valiant at Jutland was later removed and became one of the three guns of the Johore Battery at Singapore.[3] However, on 24 August that same year she collided with HMS Warspite and was in repairs until 18 September. VALIANT later saw active service in WW2 and was decommissioned in 1945 and sold for scrap.

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$110 USD

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