HMS Ganges Memorabilia

Discussion in 'History' started by Nicks, Sep 3, 2006.

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  1. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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:
     
  4. Sounds like something that was presented to the wardroom on leaving.
     
  5. Nicks,

    Is it one of the wooden ones made from the planks of the old ship or something posher (in silver perhaps)?

    Steve.
     
  6. 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 !
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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:
     
  10. 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:
     
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  11. 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:
     
  12. Melt the bugger down just for the hell of it.
     
  13. I don't want to be melted down. :cry:
     
  14. I have a small wooden barrel with a plaque (think its copper ) HMS Ganges where it was built and dates and a ref. to it being a flag ship Its been in our family for years. It came from my Late uncle He was in the navy in the war and then moved to the Merchant navy
     
  15. Such small tokens...I have in my posession memorobilia that are beyond the dreams of avarice, I have Nelsons Right Flip Flop, the left one being destroyed at the battle of the Nile, The jolly roger from Captain Von Trumps boat, and the very set of Uckers bones,which Rumrat used to win the Biera Uckers Bucket. The Uckers board sadly did not survive the upending and split into a thousand pieces. Offers accepted for any of the above items. Also I'm hoping to secure a 2012 edition of Jaynes Fighting Ships, of the UK. The revised edition now has Nineteen pages. (Offers)

    Apologies, thought this was in DL's and not the history section:-D
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
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    Trelawn-Mower,

    I will trade your items above with my original copy of Rumrat & Co's "Wanted" notice:

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    W.M. Russell


    Russel Square
    Russelinton-On-the Wold
    Hurtsfordshire
     
  17. Done, when do I get ma nigra, I have treacle mines to be worked, is Rumrat reliable?
     
  18. There does seem to be quite a few of these around, I never went there myself, even though I was 15 when I joined.
    VINTAGE TRENCH ART TEAK SHIPS BARREL - HMS GANGES | eBay

     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

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