[Bell Historians] HMS Hood

Ted Steele teds.bells@tesco.net [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Aug 11 10:33:58 BST 2015

On 11/08/2015 09:27, 'George Dawson' george at gadawson.wanadoo.co.uk 
[bellhistorians] wrote:
> Whilst agreeing the canons look similar to Warner bells, I’d be more
> inclined on of the firms who produced ships bells, like Lea & Utley of
> St Helens (they produced the original & real Titanic bell)

Since watching a tv programme about the finding of HMS Erebus, the ship 
lost while searching for the NW passage, I have been interested to know 
the origin of its bell, which was recovered from the wreck. See here 
<http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/33264> (or many similar sites) 
where the following info is included.

"The bell is intact and generally in very good condition. Two embossed 
markings – introduced when the bronze bell was first cast – are evident 
on the artifact: a Royal Navy “broad arrow” indicating property of the 
British Government, as well as the date “1845".

The ship was built at Pembroke in 1826; Who would have been casting 
ships bells at that time? Has anyone done any research specifically 
concerned with ship's bells; origins, styles, traditions, tuning etc?


Posted by: Ted Steele <teds.bells at tesco.net>


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