HMS Ganges Memorabilia

I recently purchased an HMS Ganges Candelabra at a car boot sale near to me in Littlehampton and on the base is enscribed;

Presented By Inst Cdr H.C. Malkin, Lt Cdr J.A.F. Lawson, Inst Lt C.Harrison,Inst Lt A.W. Chutbert.

And that is all that is on there,so any help at all would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Nick
 

percey99

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This will be worth a small fortune on E BAY >>> go to HMS GANGES association website and contact the museum cordinator he can tell you what officers were at Ganges and when
 
Yep, worth quite a bit on ebay - lots of collectors including those of us not privileged enough to attend Britain's Premier public school for matelots! :wink:
 
Its a posh silver one, and I put a thread on the Ganges website and had an answer within 24 hours.

Apparently it was presented by officers there in 1961-1962.

Only cost me £3.00 as well !
 
Nicks said:
Its a posh silver one, and I put a thread on the Ganges website and had an answer within 24 hours.

Apparently it was presented by officers there in 1961-1962.

Only cost me £3.00 as well !

Well if you ever fancy selling it for a substantial profit you'll probably find percey and me bidding against each other for it... then I'll buy it off percey later :lol:

Any chance of a photo for those of us who are interested? Are they plate or sterling?

I do hope the Ganges Museum have a long term future as I've got drawers full of Ganges stuff which will eventually need a home. Not managed to buy a duck suit yet, though! In 2002 they still had the old chart tables with chart storage drawers on the site at Shotley. Had I been able to get one home and had space for it I'd have made their security staff an offer on the spot! :p
 
Its plate by the looks of it.
Will try and get a photo sorted for you tomorrow.

As a footnote; Have you been in touch with the Ganges Museum,as he took a Class photo off of me last year to put in the Museum and Im sure they are willing to take anything off your hands for display purposes.
 
Nicks said:
Its plate by the looks of it.
Will try and get a photo sorted for you tomorrow.

As a footnote; Have you been in touch with the Ganges Museum,as he took a Class photo off of me last year to put in the Museum and Im sure they are willing to take anything off your hands for display purposes.

I haven't been in touch with them. If they survive they'll get my Ganges stuff as I've left it to them in my Will with a few thousand to the Mast Fund. If I had the money I'd pay to have it maintained so it could be manned again - good tourist attraction for the area - and would help preserve the site and Mast - but it would be too costly. I'd also like to have a go myself - just to see if I could do it! Perhaps if I come up on the Lottery! :wink:
 
I haven't been in touch with them. If they survive they'll get my Ganges stuff as I've left it to them in my Will with a few thousand to the Mast Fund. If I had the money I'd pay to have it maintained so it could be manned again - good tourist attraction for the area - and would help preserve the site and Mast - but it would be too costly. I'd also like to have a go myself - just to see if I could do it! Perhaps if I come up on the Lottery! :wink:[/quote]


You mean you have never had the pleasure of climbing that mast on a Windy day ??

Dont know what your missing !! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
Nicks said:
Always_a_Civvy said:
I haven't been in touch with them. If they survive they'll get my Ganges stuff as I've left it to them in my Will with a few thousand to the Mast Fund. If I had the money I'd pay to have it maintained so it could be manned again - good tourist attraction for the area - and would help preserve the site and Mast - but it would be too costly. I'd also like to have a go myself - just to see if I could do it! Perhaps if I come up on the Lottery! :wink:


You mean you have never had the pleasure of climbing that mast on a Windy day ??

Dont know what your missing !! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Never had the priviledge of going to that top public school. Parents couldn't afford the fees! :wink: I was only born 1963 - so it closed before I had the opportunity to volunteer!

Steve. :roll:
 

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