~ HMS Trafalgar Bronze Ships Crest – Tompian Mounted 1887 Trafalgar Class Battleship ~
This is an original tompion. It is a circular bronze crest and depicts the Royal Navy Crown.
This one was fitted to one of the four main armaments BL 13.5-inch (343 mm) guns.
~ Trafalgar ~
HMS Trafalgar was one of two Trafalgar class battleships commissioned in 1890 and 1891, the other being HMS Nile. The ship was designed as an improved version of existing battleships with greater displacement and a thicker armoured belt amidships. Trafalgar saw active service as a battleship from 1890 to 1897 and from 1909 to 1911 when she was sold. Between these two periods as a combatant, Trafalgar served as a guardship and as a drill ship.
~ Dimensions ~
The crest has a diameter of 9.5 inches (24 cm).
Weight approx 3.42Kg.
~ Condition ~
The crest is in very good condition for its age with only minor wear.
HMS Trafalgar Bronze Ships Crest Tompian Mounted 1887 Trafalgar Class Battleship