~ HMS Trafalgar 1890 Battleship Bronze Main Battery Tompion ~
This is one of the original bronze emblems from the main battery tompions of the Trafalgar class battleship HMS Trafalgar (1890).
The piece is of cast bronze with polished finish depicting the Royal Naval Crown.
Included with the piece is a large photocopy of a photograph taken on board Trafalgar showing the tompion in situ.
~ Dimensions ~
The tompion measures 30cm (11 ¾ inches) by 20cm (8 inches).
It weighs 3.07 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The item is in very good condition with only general light wear but no damages.
~ HMS 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.