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c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor
  • c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor

c1935 British Naval Officers Bicorn Hat to Carinthia Survivor

Price:

£340.00


Product Description

A near mint condition of a 1930s period George VI British Naval Officer’s Bicorn hat, as worn by junior officers.

The hat maintains all of its moleskin finish. The inside is lined with ivory silk and a buff leather sweatband. The hat is of fine quality and has been retailed by Jolliffe & Sons, of Tavistock Street, Devonport, Plymouth. It is of a reasonable size: 7 ¼ (58). It bicorn comes with its 2 piece metal storage case, which has the name J. NIBLOCK R.N..

A bit of research on Lieutenant John Niblock reveals that he was a gunnery officer in 1939 (London Gazette) and that he was assigned to the HMS Carinthia, an armed merchant cruiser. She had been laid down as steam passenger ship Servia, but completed in August 1925 as Carinthia for Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool. In August 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the armed merchant cruiser HMS Carinthia. On the 6 Jun 1940, HMS Carinthia was hit aft by a torpedo from U-Boat 46, west of Galway Bay. The Germans then tried to destroy it further but met with gunfire from the stricken ship. HMS Carinthia was on fire and listing heavily and eventually sunk. A period photo of the survivors shows Lieutenant John 'Guns' Niblock RN. Nice piece of naval history.

Size: 46 x 20.5 x 23.5 cm (18 x 8 x 9 ¼ inches)
Weight: 1531 g

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