~ HMS Glamorgan Enamel And Silver Plate Ashtray ~
The ashtray has a plain finish with the enamelled crest of the ship to the centre.
~ HMS Glamorgan ~
HMS Glamorgan was a County-class destroyer of the Royal Navy with a displacement of 5,440 tonnes. The ship was built by Vickers-Armstrongs in Newcastle Upon Tyne and named after the Welsh county of Glamorgan.
She was launched on 9 July 1964, and was delivered to the Royal Navy two years later. In 1974, she was the subject of a refit, when 'B' turret was replaced by four Exocet launchers in attempt to provide the Royal Navy, reduced to one strike carrier, HMS Ark Royal, with some surface fighting capability beyond the range of 4.5/6 inch guns. A much more expensive update, costing £63 million, fitted Glamorgan in 1977–1980 with a computerised C3 ADWAS system well in advance of its original fitting, but limited by the essential manual nature of the 4.5" turret and the ageing Seacat and Seaslug missiles.In the spring and early summer of 1982 Glamorgan was involved in the Falklands War during which she engaged Argentine land forces and protected shipping. In the last days of the war, Argentine navy technicians fired a land-based MM-38 Exocet missile which struck the ship causing damage and killing 14 of her company.
She was refitted in late 1982 and her last active deployment for the Royal Navy was to the coast of Lebanon in 1984.
In 1986 she was sold to the Chilean Navy, and renamed Almirante Latorre. She served for 12 years until late 1998. On 11 April 2005, she sank while under tow to be broken up.
~ Condition ~
The ashtray is in very good order. The enamel is complete. Three of the letters have lost their silvering.
~ Dimensions ~
The ashtray is 10.5 cm (4.25 inches) square.
HMS Glamorgan Enamel And Silver Plate Ashtray